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Sep

2017

The Lofoten Declaration: calling for a just end to fossil fuel production

Lofoten Declaration poster

Operation Noah has signed the Lofoten Declaration, a statement that climate leadership requires a managed decline of fossil fuel production.

Up to now, climate action has been based on tackling emissions and cutting energy demand. This is not enough: we need to look at supply as well as demand. This means tackling the fossil fuel infrastructure itself. Read more

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Sep

2017

Join the Season of Creation: 1 September to 4 October 2017

Today marks the launch of Season of Creation (or Creation Time), when Christians around the world will be praying and caring for creation. Over the coming weeks, Season of Creation will provide an opportunity to celebrate creation and contemplate our role in protecting it. Read more

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Sep

2017

Greenbelt 2017: When Donald met Leo

Operation Noah had a joint stall with Green Christian at this year’s Greenbelt Festival, which took place over the August bank holiday weekend.

The theme of Greenbelt 2017 was The Common Good, with a range of excellent speakers including Kim Leadbeater (sister of the late Jo Cox MP), Baroness Warsi, Natalie Bennett, John Bell, Katherine Welby-Roberts and Jack Monroe. Read more

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Jul

2017

After Glencore’s huge coal mine bid, is it time for the Church of England to divest?

The mining giant Glencore has made a £2.7 billion bid for a massive coalfield in Australia, leading to questions about the Church of England’s future investment in the company. Read more

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Jun

2017

Methodist Church takes a step closer to divestment

The annual Methodist Conference has this week voted for the principle of withdrawing investments from fossil fuel companies whose plans are at odds with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Read more

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Jun

2017

Exxon climate resolution passed despite opposition from Board of Directors

Shareholders of ExxonMobil have voted in favour of a resolution calling on the company to report on the impacts of climate policies on its business, despite opposition from Exxon’s Board of Directors. Read more