Posts tagged 'Church of England'

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

Church of England diocese decides to go fossil free

Posted in: News
Date posted: 18 November 2014

Press release, 17 November 2014: On Saturday, Oxford Diocese called on the Church of England to disinvest from fossil fuel companies and now pledges to examine its own investments.

Oxford Diocesan Synod has passed a resolution urging the Church of England’s National Investing Bodies to disinvest from fossil fuel companies. The resolution was passed with a majority of 52 in favour, with 37 against and seven abstentions. Read more

Operation Noah welcomes General Synod decision on climate change

Posted in: News
Date posted: 12 February 2014


Press release, 12 February 2014: Operation Noah has welcomed today’s decision at the Church of England’s General Synod to engage seriously with the issue of climate change.

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Operation Noah welcomes Synod debate on climate change

Posted in: Comment, News
Date posted: 1 February 2014

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6 February 2014: A statement by Operation Noah and other Christian and environmental groups to welcome the debate on climate change and the environment taking place at General Synod on 12 February 2014.

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Letter in Church Times: response to article on fossil fuel disinvestment

Posted in: News
Date posted: 20 December 2013

Oil Platform

December 2013: A letter to Church Times from Dr Isabel Carter, Chair of Operation Noah, in response to their coverage of fossil fuel disinvestment.

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