The Church of England is committed to a Carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050 with an interim target of 42% by 2020.
The Diocese of Norwich is 'Committed to Growth' which includes caring for the environment and developing our own ecological practice
Our Diocese and Environmental Policy
To identify principles to assist the Diocese 'to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth'
We reaffirm the biblical vision of Creation as upheld by God the Father, redeemed by Christ and renewed by the Holy Spirit. We accept the responsibility God has given us to care for, conserve, and replenish God's earth. We recognise our interdependence with the rest of creation.
We wish to play our part in working for a sustainable society in a sustainable world, recognising the dignity and rights of all people, including future generations, ensuring the responsible use and recycling of natural resources, and working for economic reforms which will establish a just and fair trading system for all people throughout the world.
We therefore encourage each church member, parish, benefice, school, chaplaincy, board, forum and committee in the Diocese:
- to make such environmental concerns an integral part of their life and work
- to celebrate God's creation in worship at Rogationtide and in other ways
- to carry out regular environmental audits
- to take such practical action as is appropriate and possible to 'to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth'