22 Mar 2018

Anglican Church of Oceania says climate change its primary concern

7:46 pm on 22 March 2018

The Anglican Church of Oceania has joined the international chorus calling for global climate action.

Archbishops from the region met in Suva, Fiji at the start of the month to discuss the challenges they face.

The church released a communiqué from the Fono saying climate change was its primary concern in the Pacific due to the existential threat it poses.

The communiqué said fono members would take concrete action to effect change including divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in sustainable energy projects.

It said fono members recognise "their moral responsibility and mutual accountability" and they would focus on climate change education in schools, and enhancing disaster relief and resilience in their communities.