Blog: Resource Archives - Bright Now

27

Nov

2023

How your diocese or organisation could grow more trees, with help from the Woodland Trust

Our report, Church Land and the Climate Crisis, recommends three key ways that Church and Christian-owned land could be used to respond to the climate crisis. These are tree growing, peat protection and restoration, and supporting farmers to reduce emissions. We know that many dioceses and Christian landowners are keen to grow more trees, bringing benefits of carbon sequestration, habitat and biodiversity improvement and enhancing the environment for people too.

This video explains how the Diocese of Leeds have worked with the Woodland Trust to identify areas of their glebe land which are suitable for growing trees, and how this has been achieved with very little cost to the diocese. Nick Sellwood from the Woodland Trust shares how ‘this is probably one of the best times in many decades in terms of the funding available from the government in particular for tree planting’.

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22

Nov

2022

Church Investment in Climate Solutions: Financing a Liveable Future

Our new Bright Now report, Church Investment in Climate Solutions: Financing a Liveable Future, calls on Churches to play a vital role in accelerating a fair and fast transition by investing in climate solutions.

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20

Sep

2022

Church Land and the Climate Crisis: A Call to Action

Our new Bright Now report, Church Land and the Climate Crisis, focuses on the climate-related impacts of Church-owned land, and suggests ways to reduce and store emissions. It recommends tree growing, peat restoration, and providing better support and strategies to those who farm Church-owned land to reduce agricultural emissions and store carbon.

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20

Apr

2021

Climate Sunday: Church investment for a just and green recovery

This month, Operation Noah was invited to prepare the Climate Sunday theme on Climate and Finance, which explores fossil fuel divestment and investment in clean alternatives.

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19

Jun

2020

Webinar: New report on Church investments in major oil companies

On Wednesday 10 June, Operation Noah hosted a webinar to launch our new report, Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant?

The webinar included a presentation of key findings of the report, as well as inspiring reflections from guest speakers. The webinar is now available to watch again and can be viewed below.

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6

May

2020

Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant?

Our new Bright Now report, ‘Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant?’, calls on Churches to urgently divest from fossil fuels in response to the climate emergency. The report shows the gap between the business plans of major oil companies and the Paris Agreement targets.

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