The mission of the WEA Sustainability Center (WEASC) is to (a) inspire and empower followers of Christ to exercise leadership on all levels of sustainability efforts and (b) equip churches and congregations around the world to implement Creation Care on a daily basis and thus become a strong, legitimate, and unified voice in global debates on sustainability.



These statements represent the WEA’s official views on creation care.

2008 Statement on the Care of Creation

At the 2008 WEA General Assembly in Thailand, the globally gathered evangelical community ratified the WEA Statement on the Care of Creation.  This statement represents the WEA’s core beliefs about creation care.

2009 Declaration on Creation Stewardship and Climate Change

One year later in Kenya WEA’s Global Partner, Micah Network (now Micah Global), issued the Declaration on Creation Stewardship and Climate Change (2009) at Micah Network’s 4th Triennial Global Consultation.

2011 Cape Town Commitment

Toward the end of 2010,  the global evangelical community convened once again, this time in Cape Town, South Africa where in partnership with the Lausanne Movement the Cape Town Commitment was produced.  Finalized and published in 2011, this influential document includes several sections directly addressing creation care. These relevant sections can be viewed at this link.

2012 Creation Care Call to Action

One of the outcomes of the Cape Town Commitment was the 2012 Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel hosted by the Lausanne Movement in collaboration with the newly formed WEA Creation Care Task Force. This gathering in Jamaica of 60 evangelical creation care leaders from 23 countries produced the Creation Care Call to Action.  The Call to Action can be signed as an individual, or on behalf of an organization, at this link.

2018 The Gospel and the Future of Cities: A Call to Action

The Gospel and the Future of Cities: A Call to Action statement was released at UN-Habitat’s 9th World Urban Forum ( in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As witnesses to the enormous spiritual, social, economic, and environmental challenges posed by today’s rapidly urbanizing world–i.e., the world’s population currently living in cities will grow from 50% to 70-75% within 20-30 years–the intent of The Gospel and the Future of Cities: A Call to Action statement is to motivate and activate the whole church to more deeply understand, love, and care for cities and their inhabitants from God’s perspective, and to become better equipped and effective for urban presence, ministry, work, and witness.

2020 The Evangelical Call to Action on Biodiversity

In September 2020 the United Nations held a special summit focused on the crisis of biodiversity loss. This prompted the WEA, Lausanne, A Rocha, and other evangelical organizations to write a statement explaining the biblical rationale for evangelical involvement in biodiversity conservation and a call for action by the global evangelical community. Read the Evangelical Call to Action on Biodiversity.



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The WEA’s official position on climate change is articulated in the creation care declarations and statements it is party to. To be specific, the WEA believes that climate change is real, is a threat to the integrity of the planet’s ecosystems, and thus a threat to human wellbeing. Human causes are a contributing factor to climate change, and humans have a moral responsibility to both mitigate the root causes of climate change, and to work toward just, equitable, and ecologically sustainable solutions to this issue.

To read a compilation of WEA statements related to climate change go to this link.


Some other points to consider regarding climate change:

  • We realize some Christians who do not believe that climate change exists, and some who do don’t accept anthropocentric contributing causes. Unfortunately, sometimes these differences between Christians can be sharp. We are thankful, however, that whatever a Christian believes regarding climate change their belief on that point is not determinate of whether one is a Christian or not. Christians who believe in climate change, and those who do not are bound together by a deeper, more important connection, and that is a shared faith in Christ and the unequivocal biblical mandate to care for creation. To put it another way, there is a clear, primary biblical mandate to care for creation regardless of whether one believes that climate change exists or not.

  • The WEA respects that some evangelicals do not share the CCTF’s position on climate change. The CCTF will monitor the balance of evidence on the veracity of climate change and change our position if warranted. In the meantime, our limited resources and energies will be focused on caring for creation from our perspective the best we know-how. Likewise, we encourage and pray for our evangelical brothers and sisters who do not believe in climate change to care for creation the best ways they know-how, and to their fullest extent possible.

  • The measure of our respective efforts to care for creation is determined by the integrity of the earth’s ecological systems (i.e., are ecosystems healthy and functioning as God intended them to be?), which is something we can all work toward regardless of our belief in climate change.

  • Climate change is an aggregate of many different economic, cultural, and social forces ranging from our energy systems, to our food systems, to our business models, to the way we design our cities and the places we live, and the values and beliefs underlying those systems. In other words, climate change isn’t one thing, with one solution. Climate change is a multi-causal challenge, which requires a plethora of discrete practical responses to its plethora of causes. In light of this fact the CCTF will focus primarily on discrete environmental issues and concerns, and not the nebulous “climate change problem.” If successful our efforts will protect or improve the integrity of ecosystems, which in turn will benefit human wellbeing. They will also have a positive impact on mitigating and adapting to climate change.

The WEA, in collaboration with other evangelical partners, attended COP21 in Paris in 2015. This statement was issued after the Paris Agreement was finalized. Read the WEA Secretary General's reflections on his experience at COP21 in Paris.

The WEA, along with many other Christian partners attended COP26 in Glasgow in Nov. 2021. This report describes some of their activities.