Climate risk: a Christian perspective
13-15 Bridge Street, Sydney
According to the Lowy Institute, six out of ten people in Australia believe climate change is a serious and pressing problem, and we should begin taking steps now even if this involves significant costs. Civilisations around the world are already experiencing changes in weather extremes, natural disasters, food scarcity, as well as environmental and biodiversity loss. 2023 is currently on track to be the warmest year since records began in mid-1800s, and likely the millennia before as well.
How should we respond to climate risk? How does climate change alter our view about the world we live in?
Stephen Lau has been working in the area of climate risk and advises companies on how to understand the impact of climate change, and what they can do about it. He believes his Christian faith helps deepen his understanding of the world amidst the evolving nature of climate change. Stephen says “I see climate change as a signal to remind us how truly dependent we are on God’s creation and how valuable it is. Climate change is not just about an earth that is warming up. Rather it puts a spotlight on human behaviour and decisions – the good, bad and the ugly – that end up having global consequences to human survival on earth”.
Come and hear from Stephen Lau as Saroop Phillip (also from Finity) interviews Stephen on his Christian perspective of this important issue transforming our world today.