Tearfund does research and policy work on a range of issues related to environmental sustainability: climate change; disaster prevention and preparedness; water, sanitation and hygiene; and food security.
Click on the links below to find the reports that have been written as part of this work:
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Other resources on WASH can be accessed here.
Theology of creation care (PDF 200 KB) – this statement provides a clear theological argument for the importance of creation care and stewardship.
Climate scepticism and climate science guide (PDF 707 KB) – Tearfund's response to climate sceptics.
Relevant ROOTS guides
ROOTS guides aim to help local development agencies in their work. They provide detailed information on relevant topics. They are designed to help staff study and use them together.
ROOTS 13 – Environmental sustainability (PDF 800 KB)
ROOTS 9 – Reducing risk of disasters in our communities (PDF 952 KB)
Relevant PILLARS guides
PILLARS Guides provide practical, discussion-based learning on community development. The guides are designed for use in small community groups such as youth groups, church groups, women’s groups, farmer groups and literacy groups.
PILLARS – Preparing for disaster (PDF 2.3 MB)
Relevant Footsteps magazines
Footsteps is published several times a year and shares information, ideas, contacts and experience in a Christian context at grassroots level. It encourages the practical outworking of integral mission in all aspects of local development work.
Footsteps 20 – Environment (PDF 892 MB)
Footsteps 32 – Food security (PDF 784 MB)
Footsteps 41 – Land (PDF 1.2 MB)
Footsteps 47 – Biodiversity (PDF 848 KB)
Footsteps 51 – Water (PDF 807 KB)
Footsteps 54 – Household agriculture (PDF 746 KB)
Footsteps 59 - Pollution (PDF 809 KB)
Footsteps 70 – Agriculture and climate change (PDF 472 KB)
Footsteps 77 – Food security (PDF 541 KB)
Footsteps 82 – Natural resources (PDF 419 KB)