Monday, October 5, 2009
Reducing Climate Change in the Third World
Climate change affects the Third World much greater than the First World. In September 2009 the Church of England created the Climate Justice Fund to help remedy this imbalance and reduce the negative impact of climate change where it is most needed. Churches can find out what they can do to help Third World parishes at the website http://www.climatejusticefund.org/. It will take you through the following steps. Firstly, a church calculates their carbon footprint; measuring the causes of the church’s greenhouse gas emissions. Then the amount of emissions is reasonably converted into a financial equivalent which is donated by means of the aid agency Tearfund. The money is said to go directly toward problems caused by climate change such as flooding. This can help a church use a carbon offset to reduce their Carbon Footprint at home while recognizing that climate change is a problem of global proportions.