At the Diocesan Synod on Saturday we agreed to declare a Climate Emergency. Bristol is the first Diocese to make this declaration and pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions in its life and work, by 2030. This is a challenging date, but reflects the urgency required.

Climate change hits our poorest global neighbours first and worst, exacerbating migration and conflict over resources. As Christians we are driven to urgent action by love for our neighbour, our world and our creator God. +Viv, who gave out Eco awards at the synod, takes the view that “by declaring a Climate Emergency I hope our practical action and collective voice will send a strong message to our Church and government” . See “Bristol Diocese Declares a Climate Emergency” on youtube.” This will be an item on our PCC Agenda tomorrow.