At the most recent Synod meeting in July 2019, NSW ACT Synod agreed to tackle the church’s carbon emissions.
5 task groups are now charged with looking at a different aspect of climate change mitigation and adaptation; Synod Emissions Task Group, Advocacy Task Group, Congregational and Individual Emissions Task Group, Youth Action Task Group, Climate Anxiety and Pastoral Care Task Group.
These five groups cover several different aspects of what it means for the Synod to address climate change, ranging from reducing our emissions to the mental health and pastoral care implications that stem from the threat of climate change. They represent a cross section of the Uniting Church.
All the groups are continuing to meet online in a Covid safe way. While still relatively new, the work is well underway.