Archive: June 2023 - Operation Noah

June 2023 Newsletter

Posted in: Blog, Newsletters
Date posted: 30 June 2023

In our latest newsletter, we recount the history of our decade-long campaign to get the Church of England to divest and also look at the potential impact of the Church’s divestment on global investors, on Church of England dioceses, on the Catholic Church in England and Wales and on the other areas of our work – impact investing and Church land use.

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The Church of England’s National Investing Bodies have divested – what difference will it make? We explore the potential national and global impact

Posted in: Blog, Featured
Date posted: 29 June 2023

Given its global prominence, as well as its role as England’s established Church, we think the Church of England declaring no faith in fossil fuels is a potential game changer. Faith groups have now divested from fossil fuels more than any other sector, and as entire segments of society pull back from fossil fuel investments – and particularly as notable institutions like the Church of England divest – it gets more difficult for the fossil fuel industry to position itself as a good-faith actor intent on playing its part in the energy transition. Here, we examine how the CofE’s divestment could positively impact the world.

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PRESS RELEASE: Operation Noah Reacts to Church of England’s Divestment Announcement

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Featured, News
Date posted: 22 June 2023

‘Operation Noah celebrates the Church of England’s decision to divest from all fossil fuel companies, which we believe should send shockwaves around the world, making it clear that these companies are not operating in good faith and not preparing for the global transition to renewable energy. Overheating the planet and underinvesting in renewables while exploring for new oil and gas against scientific warnings, fossil fuel companies are an increasingly dangerous investment. In fact, a day is fast approaching when oil and gas assets will lose tremendous amounts of value as the world electrifies and decarbonises at pace.’

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PRESS RELEASE: 200+ Church of England clergy, including former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, call for fossil-free pension

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Featured
Date posted: 15 June 2023

In an open letter co-sponsored by Revd John Nightingale and Revd Vanessa Conant, hundreds of CofE clergy say divesting clergy pensions from all fossil fuels is ‘a matter of conscience’, citing the ‘deeply unethical’ activities of fossil fuel companies. The letter has been signed by 226 clergy, among them, 10 bishops, including the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams.

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