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'Get serious' about climate change Australian church tells govt

Posted on: September 15, 2017 1:15 PM
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[melbourneanglican] The Federal Government should act with a “deepened sense of urgency” over its commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, according to a motion passed by the Anglican Church’s General Synod last week.

The motion also called for the Church to “get its own house in order by actively seeking to reduce its carbon footprint” and “be a more active participant in the climate change debate”.

The motion was moved by the Very Reverend Dr Peter Catt, Dean of St John’s Cathedral Brisbane.

The 2015 Accord seeks to limit the increase in global temperatures caused by climate change to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius, with an aspirational goal of 1.5 degrees.

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