When ICS developed its latest strategy, it was agreed that we would make our environmental impact and how we operate, an important strategic priority that will affect our behaviour and ways of operating.

This next month we will be highlighting COP26 and other initiatives. They matter hugely to ICS, but we don’t do this from a point of view of having got it right, in fact we are desperately aware of areas where we have got it wrong. There is a challenge about running a mission agency that involves international travel, significant financial restraints and lack of resources that means speed and efficiency have trumped environmental responsibility. So, we don’t think we have got it right, but we do want to keep on working to get it right. 

We, like the Church of England, want to be net zero by 2030. We want our ministry and impact to be careful for the creation that is ultimately God’s and loaned to us. 

Read Mission Director Richard Bromley's full blog post here.