COP26, Fossil Fuel Divestment and a Just Transition for All : 28 Oct, ONLINE

October 28, 2021 | 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
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Global divestment webinar: Faith institutions show leadership on fossil fuel divestment and investment in climate solutions ahead of COP26

Faith Webinar: COP26, Fossil Fuel Divestment and a Just Transition for All

The webinar will provide an excellent opportunity to find out how you can get involved in campaigning for fossil fuel divestment and investment in climate solutions in your own faith institution.

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Around the world, faith institutions are supporting a just transition from fossil fuels to clean energy by divesting from fossil fuel companies and investing in climate solutions.

More than 500 faith institutions have made fossil fuel divestment commitments, including the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, the Methodist Church of Great Britain, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, American Jewish World Service, the Islamic Society of North America and Sydney Buddhist Centre.

In 2020, the Vatican recommended that Catholic institutions divest from fossil fuel companies.

Join this interactive webinar the week before COP26 in Glasgow to hear from inspiring leaders on the steps that faith institutions are taking on fossil fuel divestment and investment in climate solutions.

The webinar will highlight the recent call from Southern African Anglican Bishops for an immediate end to oil and gas exploration in Africa. You will also hear from faith institutions demonstrating leadership on investment in climate solutions, including the Church of Sweden.

We are delighted to welcome the following speakers:

Keynote speaker: Bishop William Nolan, Bishop of Galloway and Lead Bishop on the Environment for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland

Bishop Hugh Nelson, Bishop of St Germans in the Diocese of Truro (Church of England): The Diocese of Truro decision to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy

Revd Dr Rachel Mash, Environmental Coordinator of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (Green Anglicans): The call of Southern African Bishops for an immediate end to fossil fuel exploration in Africa

Gunnela Hahn, Head of Responsible Investment, Church of Sweden: Fossil fuel divestment and investment in climate solutions

Sunita Viswanath, Co-Founder of Hindus for Human Rights and GreenFaith Fellow

Richard Brooks, Climate Finance Director, stand.earth

James Buchanan, Bright Now Campaign Manager at Operation Noah, will join the speaker panel for the Q&A.

Webinar chair: Prince Papa, Africa Programs Coordinator at Laudato Si’ Movement

It will provide an opportunity to find out how your Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish or other faith organisation can join the next global divestment announcement in the spring of 2022.

This webinar is organised by Laudato Si’ Movement, Operation Noah, World Council of Churches, Green Anglicans and GreenFaith.

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