Posts tagged 'fossil fuels'

United Reformed Church votes to divest from fossil fuels

Posted in: News
Date posted: 15 May 2019

The United Reformed Church (URC) has unanimously approved a proposal to sell its investments in fossil fuel companies by the time of its General Assembly next year, encouraging other URC Synods and churches to follow their lead.

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What to expect from this year’s climate summit

Posted in: Comment
Date posted: 5 December 2018

As the latest UN climate conference gets underway in Poland, we run through some of the key issues to look out for. If you’re wondering what the terms ‘Just Transition’ or ‘People’s Seat’ might mean, read on…

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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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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

Operation Noah board member found not guilty for anti-fracking protest

Posted in: News
Date posted: 18 April 2014

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Press release, 18 April 2014: Operation Noah board member Ruth Jarman and Caroline Lucas MP were found not guilty for taking part in a peaceful protest at the Balcombe drilling site in August 2013.

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The fracking debate continues

Posted in: News
Date posted: 20 August 2013

A letter to the Guardian from Dr Isabel Carter, Chair of Operation Noah, in response to a Church of England statement on fracking.

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