Join the next Global Divestment Announcement ahead of COP27

Together with the Laudato Si’ Movement, World Council of Churches, Green Anglicans and GreenFaith, Operation Noah is delighted to launch the next Global Divestment Announcement for faith institutions, which will take place on Wednesday 2 November 2022. The announcement will be made the week before the COP27 climate talks, to be held in Egypt. It is also just a few months ahead of the 2023 deadline that the Church of England General Synod has set for divestment from oil and gas companies not aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Join the next global divestment announcement ahead of COP27

Together with our friends at Laudato Si’ Movement, World Council of Churches, Green Anglicans and GreenFaith, Operation Noah is delighted to launch the next global divestment announcement for faith institutions, which will take place on Wednesday 2 November 2022. 

The announcement will take place the week before the UN climate talks, COP27, to be held in Egypt this year. It is also just a few months ahead of the 2023 deadline that the Church of England General Synod set for divestment from oil and gas companies not aligned with the Paris Agreement.

By divesting from fossil fuel companies this autumn, churches and other faith institutions can send a positive message to the UK Government that we must accelerate the transition to renewable energy and that it is unethical to profit from the instability and conflict fuelled by the oil and gas industry.

Over the last few years, over 60 local churches in the UK and many Catholic and Church of England dioceses have divested, as well as most national denominations including the Church in Wales, Methodist Church and Baptist Union. This announcement offers an opportunity for the remaining Catholic and CofE dioceses to join them and use their influential voices to call for a fair and fast energy transition. 

Join the Global Divestment Announcement: 2 November 2022

If you would be interested in getting your local church, regional Church structures (dioceses and equivalents) or religious order to make a divestment commitment, we would be delighted to hear from you.

This involves making a commitment to divest (disinvest) any investments in fossil fuel companies within a five year timeframe and a pledge not to invest in fossil fuels in the future. Even if your church or faith institution doesn’t currently hold any fossil fuel investments (for instance if it only has a bank account), it can make a powerful statement by pledging not to invest in fossil fuels in the future.

Please get in touch with Bokani Tshidzu on bokani.tshidzu@operationnoah.org before 25 October 2022 for further information or to register your interest.

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