Law and religion round-up – 20th December

And as we slide imperceptibly into the period when people have more interesting things to do than to read blogs…

… but watch out for our End of Year Quiz and Law & Religion 2015 and 2016: retrospect and prospect.

COP21 Agreement

The House of Commons, the Lords, the EU and many others have welcomed the COP21 Agreement on global warming at the conclusion of the talks in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015. For the Church of England, the final agreement was welcomed by the Most Rev Justin Welby and Bishop of Salisbury, and also by the Rt. Revd. Nick Holtam, who leads the Church of England’s environmental campaigning, here, and by Edward Mason, Head of Responsible Investment, Church Commissioners for England, here. On 16 December, the Commissioners announced that the ‘Aiming for A’ investor coalition, which secured successful shareholder resolutions at BP and Shell, had confirmed that it is calling for the major mining companies to make a step change in their disclosure to investors about their response to the challenges posed to their businesses by the global drive to mitigate climate change. Continue reading