"We have only a few years, and not ten years, but less, to do something" to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and global warming, Dutch environmental secretary Pieter van Geel tells writer Elizabeth Kolbert in the third and final part of her series "The Climate of Man" printed in The New Yorker magazine (May 9, 2005, edition).
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Worldwide Anglican Green Force: Environmental Network meets in Canberra
[Source: Anglican Communion News Service, April 27, 2005] -- Rising sea levels, droughts and climate changes were among the issues considered by delegates at the inaugural meeting of the Anglican Communion's Environmental Network in Canberra, Australia, the week of April 18. [Further reports on meeting content will follow.]
The Network, which currently includes representatives of more than 20 of the Communion's 38 provinces has been established at the instigation of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC).
The meeting was hosted by Bishop George Browning of Canberra and organized in association with the Communion's United Nations Observer's Office.
The gathering enabled delegates to report on issues affecting their individual provinces, report on local initiatives both underway and planned, and included presentations by leading Australian experts including Professor Ian Lowe and Professor Peter Cullen.
The Anglican Environmental Network aims to provide the Anglican Communion with support, encouragement and expertise to enable churches and church organizations to take positive action including auditing, training and theological education to ensure all levels of the Church follow good environmental practice and awareness.
Organizers envision that the Network will eventually represent all provinces of the Communion to ensure that the Church, both in developing and developed countries, takes its environmental responsibilities to new levels of understanding and action to help fulfill the Communion's fifth Mark of Mission.
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Anglican Communion Environmental Network Communications
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The Rt. Rev. George Browning: firstname.lastname@example.org