The CSI Parish (Malayalam) Dubai acknowledges its responsibility to preserve the environment , which is God’s gift to us. We as God’s special creation, are given the responsibility to care for nature in a way that is consistent to God’s will.
As of now, the Church of South India is the only Indian Church to have incorporated Ecology as one of its missions in the Church Constitution. We are committed to creating environmental awareness among our members and our future generations, while striving to keep the earth a habitable place and judiciously using nature’s resources.
As a parish, we can support initiatives for reducing carbon emissions by adopting sustainable practices while endeavouring to create awareness for our students and youth to:
- Take care of the environment
- Promote home farming and cultivation of vegetables
- Use energy efficiently
- Reduce usage of water
- Avoid wastage of food
- Manage wastage properly through the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” policy
- Print documents only if required.
- Involve responsibly in Construction activities.
Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Malayil Sabu Koshy Cherian planting a Neem tree in Fujairah Church compound. 4th December 2021
Green Protocol of CSI
The CSI Parish Dubai, as a conscientious community, aims to adhere to the Green protocols of the Church of South India (CSI) wherever attainable in the local setting where it operates.
The CSI Synod has published the ‘# GPGD 12 Points : Green Protocol for Green Discipleship - A Guideline of 12 Points for the CSI Dioceses to develop Green Congregations’ listed below :
Source : csisynod.com
UAE Environmental initiatives
We appreciate and support the initiatives of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) to address the issue of climate change and protect environmental systems. UAE is a leader in adopting the latest technologies and at the forefront of addressing Environmental concerns. Source : moccae.gov.ae
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Furthermore, as a parish, it is our aim to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in our community to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
Source : un.org/sustainabledevelopment
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
On 15 September 2020, UNEP and FAO launched the strategy guiding implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, led by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and partners covers terrestrial as well as coastal and marine ecosystems. A global call to action, it will draw together political support, scientific research and financial muscle to massively scale up restoration.
Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. We all have to play our part in order to succeed.
Source : restorationdecade.org/