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Climate Change Initiative of the UU United Nations Office

Mission Statement

To build the Unitarian Universalist (UU) climate change movement through education and advocacy and to collaborate with other climate change voices at the United Nations in order to promote a world with mitigated climate change that will be viable for us and for future generations.

Two important elements of our Climate Change Initiative are the Climate Action Teams (CATs) and the Climate Task Force.

Learn more about our Climate Action Teams.

Blogs, news articles, videos, and other resources are available on the Climate Change Task Force website.


The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office started the Climate Change Initiative program in 2009, in response to the requests of Unitarian Universalist Congregations and other supporters.


Climate Change Initiative's (CCI’s) values consist of the UU principles with an emphasis on principle seven, and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) “Threat of Global Warming, 2006 Statement of Conscience.” The Seventh Principle of Unitarian Universalism calls us to affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Our 2006 Statement of Conscience calls Unitarian Universalists to adopt practices that will reverse global warming/climate change, and to do so in ways that are just and equitable.

Why is Climate Change So Important?

  • The damaging impacts of climate change are already being felt, and will be increasingly severe if substantial action is not taken.
  • Climate change is a human survival issue, interconnected with many social justice and environmental issues including biodiversity peace, health, immigration, poverty, economic stability, and human rights worldwide.
  • There can be no long-term solution to any of these issues unless we effectively deal with climate change.

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Last updated on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

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