Blog Archive: Church Commissioners Archives - Bright Now

28

Feb

2024

Strengthened Land and Nature Motion Passes Overwhelmingly at General Synod

We’re pleased to share the news that the amended Land and Nature motion passed close to unanimously at the Church of England General Synod on Saturday 24 February. The motion recognises and builds on the work being done in many parishes and dioceses to protect and value nature, and it aims to raise ambition more widely for biodiversity in the Church of England alongside the Church’s existing 2030 net zero climate commitment.

Read more

20

Feb

2024

Good News about Biodiversity, and Next Steps for the Church

St Andrew's Church garden with mixed group of people planting trees.

It’s good to celebrate a positive news story coming out of the Church of England, and there are some inspiring examples of local churches, ground-breaking dioceses and farming tenants leading the way in supporting the wonders of God’s creation in all its biodiversity. 

The upcoming Land and Nature motion at Church of England General Synod (23-27 February) recognises and builds on the work being done in many parishes and dioceses to protect and value nature, and it aims to raise ambition more widely for biodiversity in the Church of England alongside the Church’s existing 2030 net zero climate commitment.

Read more

12

Jul

2023

Church of England General Synod Report

This past weekend, Operation Noah joined members of the Church of England General Synod in York. Among the important business discussed, the Church’s response to the climate crisis was a key theme at the 7-11 July Synod. 

Read more

29

Jun

2023

How the Church of England divested from fossil fuel companies

Operation Noah launched the Bright Now campaign in September 2013. Our campaign for fossil free Churches was kickstarted by the Fossil Free Tour a month later, which we organised alongside 350.org and People & Planet. Bill McKibben, US environmentalist and author who started the fossil fuel divestment movement in the US in 2012, spoke at events attended by 1,000+ people in London, Birmingham and Glasgow.

Read more

30

Nov

2022

Church investment in climate solutions report launch webinar

On Tuesday 22 November, over 100 people joined us for a webinar launching our new report, Church Investment in Climate Solutions: Financing a Liveable Future.

Read more

27

Oct

2022

Peatland – a surprisingly important habitat for climate and biodiversity

When you think about major sources of greenhouse gas emissions, you probably think about the burning of fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transport, and you would be right. However, you might be surprised to hear that degraded peatland releases 4% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, more than all UK heavy goods vehicles combined.

Read more