Diocesan Climate Change Action Group
Cherished Earth Papa-tū-ā-nuku – he taonga, he tapu
Climate justice initiative of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland. It is the practical outworking of a commitment by the Anglican Bishops of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia in 2006 when they recognised that global climate change was, “a real and present danger to the future of this planet and the survival of the species“. They affirmed the church’s support for policy measures to address, contain and limit the extent and impact of climate change. Shortly afterwards, in 2007, a group of lay Anglican members formed the Diocesan Climate Change Action Group (DCCAG) to help the diocese’s churches and members move towards carbon neutrality by living more sustainably.