General Synod sets 2030 Net Zero carbon target

On 12th February General Synod passed a motion recognising the climate emergency, calling on all parts of the Church to reduce their emissions year-on-year, aiming for a target of net zero by 2030 at the latest, and requiring progress to be regularly reviewed.

Members voted in favour of this revised date, encouraging all parts of the Church of England to take action and ramp-up efforts to reduce emissions

Read about it here.

To reach Synod’s target of 2030 we will each need to hear this as an urgent call to action. Please raise this landmark decision within your church, school, and diocese.

“This is a social justice issue, which affects the world’s poorest soonest and most severely, and if the Church is to hold others to account, we have to get our own house in order." Bishop of Salisbury, Nick Holtam, the Church of England's lead bishop on Environmental Affairs.