We hold a vision of a better world, free from poverty and climate change. Where everyone has enough to eat, and can live without fear of their home being destroyed.
But right now, millions of the world’s poorest people are feeling the worst impacts of climate change, and experts predict more floods, drought and extreme weather patterns to come. For those living in poverty, this means more hunger, conflict and insecurity, and a more uncertain future for us all.
Our banks could be a part of the climate solution, but right now they are funding dirty fossil fuels far more than renewable energy.
What we’re aiming for
At the moment, money from government subsidies, investments of churches and pension funds, and our own bank accounts supports the fossil fuel industry and continues to fuel climate change. We need to make the Big Shift away from fossil fuels and into renewable energy so that we can build a cleaner, safer world. And money is key!
We aim to:
- phase out fossil fuels
- adopt renewable energy
- keep global temperature rise below two degrees from pre-industrial levels.
So far, more than 3,500 churches either switched to clean electricity or pledged to do so. More than 5,000 emails have been sent to the UK's four biggest banks calling for their plans on how they’ll shift investments into renewable energy that can bring about a world in which all God’s people can flourish.
We’ve got big plans for this year. Can you join in?
‘Who can stop climate change? We can. We have a responsibility to do so that began when God commanded the earliest human inhabitants of the Garden of Eden to 'till it and keep it'. To keep it; not to abuse it, not to destroy it’Desmond Tutu
A cleaner future is possible
Fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) need to be left in the ground if we are to protect God’s earth. But governments and institutions (including the banks that hold our current accounts) still have money tied up in their extraction.
Now more than ever, we need to put our money where our prayers are, and make the big shift from dirty fossil fuels into clean energy for a better future for everyone.