All eyes are on Glasgow and the Cop26 summit, as delegates from around the world are discussing what can be done about the climate emergency. Protesters are out on the streets, angrily demanding action now. The United Reformed Church is a family of Christians who meet in local churches across England, Scotland and Wales, part of the worldwide family of Reformed Churches, a group of more than 70 million Christians. We believe we have a responsibility to make a difference in our individual churches about the climate emergency and that’s why we are making a commitment tolook at all our buildings and see what we can do to make them ‘greener’.
The national Church is committed to acting urgently to reduce carbon emissions across the whole of church life, with a target of reaching net zero emissions by well before 2050.
We join with the protesters to make sure action follows the words of the politicians, even as we know everyone will have to make huge sacrifices if we are to save the world.
What kind of a future will our young people have if we fail now