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10

Jul

2018

Church of England votes for fossil fuel divestment, but still some way to go

The Church of England’s governing body, General Synod, voted overwhelmingly on Sunday 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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8

Jul

2018

91 Anglican bishops and clergy support call for divestment at General Synod

13 Anglican bishops and 78 clergy have signed a letter calling on the Church of England’s General Synod to support an amendment on fossil fuel divestment set to be tabled by the Diocese of Oxford today during a debate on the Church’s approach to tackling climate change.

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11

Jun

2018

Fossil free Churches: Accelerating the transition to a brighter, cleaner future

Front cover of the Fossil Free Churches report.

Our new Bright Now report looks at the role of the Churches in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

The report, Fossil free Churches: Accelerating the transition to a brighter, cleaner future, argues that the speed of transition needs to accelerate rapidly in order to keep temperature rises in line with the Paris Agreement. To accelerate the transition to a net zero carbon economy, Churches (and other investors) need to rapidly shift their investments from fossil fuel companies and reinvest in clean alternatives.

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29

May

2018

Encouraging signs for Church divestment

Banner: "Church of Scotland narrowly votes against divestment from oil and gas - but the fight for Fossil Free Churches continues!"

This is an exciting time in the campaign for fossil free Churches. Arguments for divestment are now being taken seriously in many quarters: in just a few weeks, we’ve seen the following signs of the times. Read more

21

May

2018

The Church of Ireland votes to divest from fossil fuels

Activists hold a 'keep it in the ground' banner on the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

The Church of Ireland’s General Synod voted last week in favour of full divestment from fossil fuels. Campaigner Stephen Trew explains how it happened. Read more

19

Jan

2018

New York City takes the lead on fossil fuel divestment

The Statue of Liberty in New York.

In a significant step forward for the divestment movement, New York City announced last week that it will divest its city pension funds from the fossil fuel industry.

At the same time, the city announced a lawsuit against five of the biggest oil and gas corporations for the damage caused by climate change, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Read more