• Nature-based Solutions to the Climate Crisis

    Nature-based Solutions to the Climate Crisis

    The UK government, which will host the critical UN climate negotiations in Glasgow this November, has chosen ‘Nature-based Solutions’ as one of its five priorities.  This is significant – it is the first time ‘nature’ has been up there with emissions reductions and climate finance in the international negotiations.

    A Rocha UK welcomes this. The climate crisis is so imminent an existential threat to humanity and the rest of God’s creation, that we must deploy all sensible means to address it. It is exciting that there is fast-growing official recognition that activities like restoring wetlands, forests, grasslands, underwater kelp forests, as well as changing farming and fishing practices, could make a major contribution to ‘sequestering’ carbon – extracting it from the atmosphere and locking it ... Read more...

  • A Rocha UK is 20. Where do we go next?

    A Rocha UK is 20.  Where do we go next?

    These are bleak times. We live not just with a global pandemic, but accelerating climate change and species loss. Is there hope? And can A Rocha UK realistically make a difference?

    The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ to both – if we have confidence in what we know, humility about what we don’t, openness to work with others, and the faith to go where we believe God is pointing us. 

    A Rocha UK was founded twenty years ago as a local Christian conservation project in a deprived and multi-ethnic area of Southall, west London. That work goes on, based at our Wolf Fields reserve. But who would have dreamed that A Rocha UK would now be leading a fast growing network of Christian organisations committed ... Read more...