Posts tagged 'Church of England'

Church of England General Synod votes for fossil fuel divestment

Posted in: News
Date posted: 8 July 2018

The Church of England’s governing body, General Synod, has voted almost unanimously to divest by 2023 from oil and gas companies not on track to meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global average temperature rise to well below 2°C.

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Resolutions for the earth in 2016

Posted in: Comment
Date posted: 20 January 2016

“The Paris climate summit has reignited hope”, says former Operation Noah board member Bishop David Atkinson, writing with Ian Christie in Church Times. But they issue a challenge, too: nine New Year Resolutions for the Church of England.

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‘Reconciling a Wounded Planet’: a participant’s view

Posted in: Comment
Date posted: 23 September 2015

Board members Jean Leston and Alex Mabbs represented Operation Noah at the ‘Reconciling a Wounded Planet’ conference in Coventry. Jean reports on the lessons learned.

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Newsletter, August 2015

Posted in: Newsletters
Date posted: 6 August 2015

Read about the Baked Alaska theatre tour, divestment news from the Methodist Church and Church of England, faith leaders speak out on climate change.

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Church of England divests £12 million from coal and tar sands companies

Posted in: News
Date posted: 5 May 2015

Press release, 1 May: The Church of England divests £12 million from thermal coal and tar sands companies and states that it will divest from other fossil fuel companies that do not take seriously their responsibility to assist transition to low-carbon economy.

In a new climate change policy, the Church of England has taken a significant step towards divestment by excluding companies deriving more than 10% of their revenues from tar sands and thermal coal, deeming such companies to be inconsistent with the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Church has also committed to increase its investment in climate adaptation and sectors such as renewable energy. Read more

Press release: Ash Wednesday Declaration bears fruit on Good Friday

Posted in: News
Date posted: 31 March 2015

Twenty Anglican bishops have just released a statement entitled The World is our Host for Good Friday, which calls Churches to urgent prayer and action for climate justice and ‘sets a new agenda on climate change for the 85 million-strong Anglican Communion.’ Operation Noah welcomes this strong and positive statement, with its clear emphasis on the need for practical and prayerful action by Christians everywhere. Read more

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