Our commitment to the environment

The Diocese of Liverpool is committed to meeting the challenge of protecting the environment and meeting our ambitious Net-Zero Carbon targets.

Taking care of our environment is central to safeguarding the integrity of God’s creation.  As resources are depleted, the atmosphere polluted and ecosystems and habitats destroyed through human activity, the earth's ability to meet the needs of its inhabitants, including people, is compromised. 

Species are threatened with extinction and the survival of human populations becomes unsustainable in the worst affected areas, leading to threats to physical and mental health, malnutrition, starvation, migration, and conflict over resources.  This intensifies injustice in the world with those worst affected often being those least responsible for environmental destruction. 

By committing to the two strands of Net-Zero carbon and Eco Church, as a diocese,  we have the opportunity to work together towards a safer and more just world.

These pages set out our commitment as a diocese. If you are a worshipping community in our diocese looking for advice or support then go to our advice pages here.


Our commitment to be an Eco-Diocese

In 2019, the Diocese of Liverpool gained the bronze Eco Diocese award.  This puts us amongst only 8 other dioceses who have achieved the award.  We are now progressing work towards the Silver Eco Diocese award

We are committed to the 5th Mark of Mission “To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.”

To do this we work in partnership with Faiths4Change 

Season of Creation

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby: “The outlook of climate change is not potentially bad; it is potentially fatal for the most fragile countries and regions on earth and the billions of people who live in them”


Find out more 

Read our commitment to Net-Zero Carbon

Visit our advice pages for churches on

Go to our news pages for stories about the environment

For further support

contact phil.leigh@liverpool.anglican.org

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