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12

Jul

2022

The Diocese of Truro journey towards net zero and investment in climate solutions

Mike Sturgess, Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance for the Diocese of Truro, shares the steps that the diocese has taken on its journey towards reaching net zero by 2030 and investing in climate solutions, including solar power, wind power and battery storage.

In February 2020 the Church of England’s approved its ambitious target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. In response, the Diocese of Truro started to develop a new environmental strategy, built around the vision: Cherish Creation, Cut Carbon, Speak Out. This started with every main diocesan committee setting out its own objectives in relation to these three aspects of the strategy.

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5

Jul

2022

35 global faith institutions announce divestment and call for no new fossil fuels

Today, in a direct challenge to the fossil fuel industry’s dangerous expansion plans and increasingly empty rhetoric on climate, 35 faith institutions from seven countries – including five Church of England dioceses, two Catholic dioceses in the UK and a Church of England cathedral – announced their divestment from fossil fuel companies. In total, 19 of the 35 institutions joining the announcement are from the UK.

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6

Jun

2022

The Global Church and the Fossil Fuelled Five webinar

Together with Laudato Si’ Movement, World Council of Churches, Green Anglicans and GreenFaith, Operation Noah organised a webinar ahead of the Stockholm +50 conference entitled The Global Church and the Fossil Fuelled Five.

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30

May

2022

10 things the Church needs to know about tree growing

Earlier this year, Operation Noah announced an expansion of our Bright Now campaign to encourage the Church of England to manage its land more sustainably, alongside our work on fossil fuel divestment and investment in climate solutions.

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27

May

2022

Expanding the Bright Now campaign: Divestment, investment and Church land

Earlier this year, Operation Noah received a two-year grant for the Bright Now campaign, which has enabled us to recruit two new staff members and expand the focus of the campaign.

Alongside our work on fossil fuel divestment, we can now scale up our work with UK Churches on investment in climate solutions, and encourage the Church of England to manage its land more sustainably.

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25

May

2022

Prayer vigil at Church House calls on CofE to divest ahead of Exxon and Total AGMs

On the eve of the ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies shareholder meetings, Christian climate campaigners held a prayer vigil outside Church House in central London – the Church of England’s headquarters – to pray for the Church of England to divest from fossil fuels.

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