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PRESS RELEASE: New report shows how Churches can accelerate a fair and fast transition by investing in climate solutions, highlights key role of Church investments in limiting global heating to 1.5°C

Posted in: Church resources, Events, Featured, News, Reports
Date posted: 22 November 2022

Churches have a vital role to play in accelerating the transition to net zero emissions, according to ‘Church Investment in Climate Solutions: Financing a Liveable Future’ – a new report from Operation Noah relevant to climate campaigners and faith investors.

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PRESS RELEASE: Operation Noah report finds Church of England land contributes to the climate crisis, suggests ways to reduce and store emissions

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Church resources, Featured, News, Reports, Science
Date posted: 20 September 2022

Operation Noah has released a report that makes recommendations on ways to reduce and store carbon emissions to one of the country’s largest landowners, the Church of England, which owns approximately 0.5% of the UK’s land. The report is also relevant to other UK Churches and Christian groups, estimated to own another 0.5% of the UK’s land.

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On 20 September at 7pm, join us for the online launch of our new report, ‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis’

Posted in: Blog, Events, Featured, News
Date posted: 13 September 2022

We are inviting you to join us on Tuesday at 7pm as we host an online event exploring our new report – scheduled to release on the same day – ‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis: A Guide to Action’, which outlines the scope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions on Church land, as well as enhancing carbon sinks such as woodlands and peatlands.

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PRESS RELEASE: Global faith institutions announce divestment as oil and gas companies threaten 1.5°C climate goal with reckless expansion plans

Posted in: Blog, Featured, News
Date posted: 5 July 2022

In a challenge to the fossil fuel industry’s dangerous expansion plans and increasingly empty rhetoric on climate, 35 faith institutions from seven countries today announced their divestment from fossil fuel companies. Organised by the World Council of Churches, Operation Noah, Laudato Si’ Movement, Green Anglicans and GreenFaith, this latest divestment announcement comes from faith institutions in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, the UK and the US.

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On the eve of ExxonMobil & Total AGMs, campaigners hold prayer vigil outside Church House, calling on CofE to divest from fossil fuels

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Featured, News
Date posted: 24 May 2022

Organised by Operation Noah and Young Christian Climate Network, the vigil outside the Church of England’s headquarters was a ‘lament’ for the Church’s continued investment in fossil fuels.

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PRESS RELEASE (Updated): Former Archbishop of Canterbury, 60+ bishops and 500+ church leaders write to PM and Chancellor calling for renewables push

Posted in: Articles, Blog, News
Date posted: 21 March 2022

  • Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and 67 other Anglican and Catholic bishops sign an open letter to the Government, pushing back on more fossil fuels.
  • Church leaders from around the UK are calling for a windfall tax on fossil fuel companies to tackle the cost of living crisis and for energy efficiency measures to reduce heating bills.
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Operation Noah seeks new trustees

Posted in: News
Date posted: 30 November 2022

Are you a Christian with a passion for addressing the climate and biodiversity crises – and do you believe the Church has a vital role to play? Operation Noah is looking for two new trustees, and we are particularly keen to hear from people who have a background in finance, human resources or land use. Contact us at admin@operationnoah.org.

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Operation Noah moves offices, has new address

Posted in: News
Date posted: 30 November 2022

As of 1 December 2022, Operation Noah is no longer working out of the Neighbourhood Office, but from Romero House. Our new address is: Operation Noah, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge, London, SE1 7JB. We will share office space with CAFOD – the international development charity and official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales – and Green Alliance, an independent think tank and charity focused on environmental issues.

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Recap of our recent ‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis’ webinar

Posted in: Blog, Events, News
Date posted: 26 October 2022

On Tuesday 20 September, Operation Noah hosted a webinar on our new report, ‘Church Land and the Climate Crisis: A Call to Action’. Our speakers included Hannah Malcolm, a Church of England ordinand, theologian and Operation Noah trustee; Andy Lester, Head of Conservation at A Rocha UK; Alan Radbourne from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; and Sharon Hall, Campaign Officer at Operation Noah. Holly-Anna Petersen, an Operation Noah trustee, chaired the webinar.

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Divest the Church of England: register for our 18 May online training session

Posted in: Blog, Campaigning, Events, News
Date posted: 28 April 2022

The Church of England is still heavily invested in fossil fuels despite the fact that oil, gas and coal are literally fuelling the climate crisis, but with your help, we can change that. Register for our one-hour ‘Divest the Church of England’ training session, which we’ll hold on Wednesday 18 May from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Zoom. 

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Operation Noah’s Bright Now Campaign Shortlisted for ‘David & Goliath’ Award

Posted in: Articles, Blog, News
Date posted: 28 April 2022

Operation Noah has learned that our Bright Now campaign has been shortlisted for the ‘David & Goliath Award’ as part of the National Campaigner Awards 2022, presented by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.

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Divest the Church of England: attend our online training session on 15 March

Posted in: Blog, Events, News
Date posted: 7 March 2022

The Church of England is still heavily invested in fossil fuels despite the fact that oil, gas and coal are literally fuelling the climate crisis, but with your help, we can change that. Register for our one-hour ‘Divest the Church of England’ training session, which we’ll hold Zoom on Tuesday 15 March at 5.30pm. Register for this one-hour training session here.

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