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Church leaders express regret over US climate change decision

Church leaders have expressed their regret over the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

02 June 2017

Church of England wins ExxonMobil climate change battle

Shareholders of the oil giant ExxonMobil pushed through a resolution on climate change at the company’s AGM yesterday.

01 June 2017

Further welcome for movement on climate change

More Church leaders have added their voice to the chorus of welcome for last weekend’s announcement that both China and the US have ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change.

07 September 2016

Church leaders welcome US-Sino action on climate change

Church leaders from around the world have welcomed the announcement that the US and China have ratified the UN’s climate change agreement.

05 September 2016

Gongs and plaudits for Church of England's ethical investment stance

The Church Commissioners for England have been ranked joint tenth out of 500 of the world’s largest investment funds and given an AAA rating over their performance in tackling climate change. The list was produced by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) for its 2016 Report on the world top 500 investors.

03 May 2016

Episcopalians reaffirm their commitment to the environment

The Diocese of California in the US-based Episcopal Church held an EcoConfirmation day to mark both Earth Day and the signing, at UN headquarters in New York, of the COP-21 climate change agreement. The event included a Cosmic Walk – a structured meditation on the history of creation.

27 April 2016

London meetings build on ecumenical momentum from Paris

Capitalizing on momentum from the recent COP21 accord in Paris was the focus of a meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, the Revd Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, at Lambeth Palace in London on 16 December.

18 December 2015

Climbing a great hill: ACEN's reflections on the Paris climate talks

The Anglican Communion Environmental Network (ACEN) offers its reflections on the Paris Agreement on climate change using the words of Nelson Mandela: “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”.

18 December 2015

Anglicans welcome "end to fossil fuel era"

Anglican bishops have welcomed this weekend’s international agreement at the climate change talks in Paris. Negotiators from around 200 countries have reached agreement on a far-reaching package of measures, which has been dubbed “the end of the fossil fuel era.”

14 December 2015

Climate change negotiators head for final agreement

Negotiations at the UN-led Climate Change talks in Paris (COP21) will continue up to and beyond the wire, with a final agreement not expected until tomorrow – the day after the talks were due to come to an end.

11 December 2015