Blog Archive: Church of England Archives - Page 2 of 4 - Bright Now

20

Jun

2016

ON response to Church of England consultation on extractive industries

Operation Noah has responded to the Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) consultation on extractive industries. A summary of the response can be found below and the full response can be found here. Read more

27

May

2016

Exxon shareholders reject all climate resolutions at company’s AGM

On Wednesday 25 May, shareholders at ExxonMobil rejected all of the non-binding climate resolutions at its AGM in Dallas as they were recommended to do by the company’s Board of Directors, casting doubt on the effectiveness of the engagement approach pursued by the Church of England and other investors.

Recent investigations revealed that Exxon knew about the reality of climate change as early as the 1970s, yet poured resources into publicly denying climate change for years. The company is now under investigation by the FBI, at the request of the Department for Justice. Read more

29

Apr

2016

Darrell Hannah’s Church Times article: Robust approach to fossil fuels required

Following the Church of England’s decision at last year’s General Synod to pursue a policy of ‘robust engagement’ with fossil fuel companies rather than disinvestment, Operation Noah trustee The Revd Dr. Darrell D. Hannah wrote the following article for the Church Times outlining what ‘robust engagement’ would truly require to keep global temperature rises below 1.5°C. Operation Noah’s Bright Now campaign continues to call on UK churches to fully disinvest from fossil fuel companies. Read more

10

Nov

2015

Scale & pace of divestment grows following latest commitments

Welcome news this month as the pace of fossil fuel divestment continues to quicken. In September pledges to divest passed $2.6 trillion, and People and Planet have just announced that 8 new higher education institutions have divested. In all commitments to divest have increased more than 50 fold over the last year. Read more

3

Nov

2015

Famine in Malawi – why climate change is a problem right now

Extreme weather events in the UK and further afield frequently make the news. Though no single event can be solely attributed to the changes in the climate system from fossil fuel pollution, we know that the frequency and intensity of these is likely to increase in the future as the planet warms.

But as Rev Richard Tucker, Malawi Partnership Officer for the Church of England explains, the altered climate is leading to significant changes to things such as the predictability and definition of the seasons in countries like Malawi. And these are occurring today. Read more

21

Aug

2015

“Well-meaning but somewhat naïve”? Bishop David Atkinson responds to the GWPF on ‘Laudato Si’.

As David Atkinson, former Bishop of Thetford and former Trustee of Operation Noah says, it is not often that two members of the House of Lords suggest that the Pope is ‘well-meaning but somewhat naïve’. However, in their recent briefing paper Bernard Donoughue and Peter Forster, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) do just that.

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