Sustainability in Crisis

I’ve recently been writing some study material to be used by churches round the country for Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’s annual Creation Time initiative this autumn, on the theme of Sustainable Energy for All. This follows a major UN initiative by the same name, with three main goals:

  • To give everyone in the world access to sustainable electricity supplies by 2030. One in five currently has no electricity access at all, and many more have unreliable supplies.
  • To give everyone clean cooking facilities by the same date. Here 40% are reliant on burning wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste, causing smoke and fumes which are damaging to the health of both humans and the planet.
  • To encourage the developed world to make a faster transition to sustainable energy.

Each of the studies contains a mixture of practical questions and a Bible study, and for the third I’ve chosen…

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