Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations (ACOUN) - Environment and Sustainable Development


Leading up to the 1992 Rio Conference on Environment and Development and since, the Office has consistently advocated for environmental issues through the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).

Following the Earth Summit, the Office participated in a collaborative team at the United Nations to prepare the policymaking document, Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity.

In 2002, the Anglican Observer convened a first of its kind event "The Global Anglican Congress on the Stewardship of Creation," which met in South Africa to educate and organize representatives of the Anglican Communion about the urgency of the environmental crisis. Healing God's Creation was subsequently published as the proceedings of the 2002 event.

Current objectives:

  • To advocate for environmental issues at the United Nations and to raise awareness of those issues within the Anglican Communion
  • To focus on urgent problems relating to water, food and climate change
  • To promote a better understanding of environmental stewardship and sustainable community development
  • To marshal support for corporate responsibility as it relates to human rights, the environment, and sustainable development

Environmental Resolutions

 Environmental Resolutions from Lambeth Conferences and Meetings of the ACC.

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