Diocese of Chichester

General Synod

February 2020 - Climate Emergency and Climate Reduction Target
Paper GS2159
Press Release 24/01/20
Motion for debate and vote Wednesday 12th February 2020, morning session, second item - The Bishop of Salisbury to move:
‘That this Synod, recognising that the global climate emergency is a crisis for God’s creation, and a fundamental injustice, and following the call of the Anglican Communion in ACC Resolutions A17.05 and A17.06:
(a) call upon all parts of the Church of England, including parishes, BMOs, education institutions, dioceses, and the NCIs, to work to achieve year-on-year reductions in emissions to reach net zero emissions by 2045 at the latest;
(b) request reports on progress from the Environment Working Group and the NCIs every 3 years beginning in 2022 and;
(c) call on each Diocesan Synod to address progress toward net zero emissions every 3 years.’

Livestream and a recording of the debate and proceedings will be available here.

Church of England Environment Programme

National Environment Working Group – Call for Action on the Climate, November 2019

Guidance statement
Press release
Three Year Plan
Key reports and resolutions

Diocese of Chichester

Environmental Policy, 2014