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About the Climate Emergency Toolkit

As the climate crisis accelerates, millions of lives are at risk. Christians around the world are taking urgent action, to love our neighbours, tackle the climate emergency and save lives.


The Climate Emergency Toolkit provides a route map to help all members of your church or Christian organisation respond to the climate emergency. Step by step, it contains simple but powerful actions that will equip every member to have an impact far beyond your own walls, and to influence the decisions of those in power. 


The Toolkit is just that – a collection of lots of different tools you might want to use. We don’t expect any one church or organisation to use all of them. As you work through the three steps of Prepare, Declare and Impact, browse the tools on offer and choose a selection which will most help your community take action. If you’re looking for more ideas, we’ve also got a blog which is updated with new relevant tools as they are launched.


Each church and organisation that declares or recognises the emergency shines a spotlight on the crisis, underlining its seriousness and the need for urgent action. Together, we can be a prophetic voice for change.

Learn more: Toolkit Training Webinar

Meet the people who helped bring the Toolkit together, hear the story behind this exciting resource, and be guided through the three simple steps for action.


'Limiting Climate change is the greatest challenge for humanity for the next 30 years. We can limit climate change and build a more just society, if we all engage and take the action that we can.'


Professor Nicholas Harmer
Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, University of Exeter

The Climate Emergency Toolkit and website have been produced by Tearfund, in partnership with a broad coalition of organisations, activists and church leaders: 

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The Toolkit has also been endorsed by a number of Christian scientists, including:

  • Professor Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy and Professor of Political Science, Texas Tech University

  • Dr Colin Abbiss, Senior Visiting Fellow at City University, London

  • Dr Tim Gordon, Marine biologist and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Exeter

  • Professor Nicholas Harmer, Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, University of Exeter

  • Dr Brian Simpson OBE, Honorary Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham

  • Dr Michael Charles Thorne, Former Visiting Fellow at the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Scientific Consultant

  • Dr Erik Toorman, Professor in Theoretical and Computational Fluid and Sediment Mechanics, KU Leuven, Belgium

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