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15

Jan

2018

Make 2018 the year you divest your church

Tring Baptist Church

Two years ago, 195 countries signed the historic Paris Agreement, committing to keep average global temperature rises ‘well below 2 degrees Celsius’, compared with pre-industrial levels. We know that in order to meet these targets, there must be a rapid transition from fossil fuels to clean alternatives, including renewable energy.

The Church can lead the way: showing their support for the Paris Agreement by committing to divest from fossil fuels. And while our national Churches are still not there yet, local churches are taking a prophetic stand on this urgent issue. Read more

13

Dec

2017

Exxon announcement on climate reporting: too little, too late

On Tuesday 12 December, ExxonMobil finally responded to shareholder pressure following a resolution passed at the company’s AGM in May 2017, announcing that it would report on the impact of climate policies on its business operations.

The announcement came on the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement, which the company publicly supports, although its actions have suggested otherwise. Read more

7

Nov

2017

Bishops and clergy call on CofE to divest from Exxon

The following letter from Church of England bishops and clergy was published in The Guardian on 7th November. A news story on the same day included interviews from all sides of the argument.
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17

Oct

2017

Divest your church: join the Advent Declaration

Could your church join with other local churches and religious communities across the UK in making a commitment to divest from fossil fuels? In doing so, you can support the campaign for UK Churches to divest at a national level.

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4

Oct

2017

Catholic institutions divest from fossil fuels

Map showing location of organisations that have divested.

Today – the last day of this year’s Season of Creation and the feast of St Francis – a group of 40 Catholic institutions have announced their divestment from fossil fuels.

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20

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