Synod takes steps towards sustainability for net zero by 2030

The Church of England will now examine requirements to reach the new target and draw up an action plan to deliver it

More than 5,500 UK churches put their faith in green energy

They have diverted an estimated £5m from fossil fuels to clean energy providers

Church of England threatens to withdraw investment from oil and gas

Companies have until 2023 to ensure they are on track to meet the aims of the Paris climate agreement

Activists call for church to divest from ExxonMobil

Activists are today campaigning for the Church of England (CoE) to divest from ExxonMobil. A coalition of faith and non-faith groups are staging a demonstration outside the oil and gas giant’s Fawley Refinery in Hampshire, on the day of the company’s AGM in Houston. Demonstrators handed leaflets to staff as they entered and this afternoon plan […]

Church tells BP and Shell to “take responsibility for carbon”

The Church of England has challenged BP and Shell to take responsibility for their carbon footprint. The Church which holds investments in both BP and Shell oil companies, says they have a “vital opportunity to influence the strategy on climate change of the companies whose shares we own” The church will be submitting a shareholder […]

Church of England faces pressure to ditch fossil fuels

Oxford has become the first Church of England diocese to join a growing movement of investors and commit to divesting from fossil fuel assets. The Oxford Diocesan Synod has also passed a motion calling on the Church of England diocese to follow them and commit to divest from coal, oil and gas companies. By a […]