An Index of L&RUK Posts – Reduction of carbon emissions


House of Lords:  Order paper for 14 April 2021, Select Committee to be appointed to consider the environment and climate change.

“Shale Gas and Fracking” – an assessment, The CofE briefing “Shale Gas and Fracking”.(20 January 2017).

COP-21: Didn’t we do well? In Law and religion round-up – 27th March 2016.

COP21: the Paris Agreement and the churches, (19 December 2015).

Church Commissioners sign PRI Montreal Pledge, (23 October 2015).

Religion and law round-up – 26th July, Laudato si’……(26 July 2015).

General Synod: Carbon capture, fracking and fasting, An examination of some climate change issues raised at General Synod, (15 July 2015).

Climate change and human rights – the Urgenda case. States’ legal obligations on climate change extend beyond international treaties and include independent legal obligations towards their citizens. Hague District Court’s landmark ruling held that the Netherlands must take more action to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. (25 June 2015).

Environmental update: stone theft, wind farms, and global warming, (24 June 2015).

Religion and law round-up – 21st June, A high profile for climate change this week with a new Lambeth declaration, a mass lobby of Parliament and the Pope’s encyclical Laudato si’. (21 June 2015).

Lambeth Declaration on Climate Change, (17 June 2015).

Law and religion round-up – 13th March Lord Stern, Pope Francis and Laudato Si’, (13 March 2013).


Church of England – carbon reduction

“Net zero”, church heating, and the consistory courts – II, (9 June 2021).

“Net zero”, church heating, and the consistory courts – I, (24 May 2021)

“Net zero” in 2030 – a courageous decision?, (7 April 2021).

Call for C of E guidance on achievement of “net zero” GHG emissions, Law and religion round-up – 21st February 2021.

Towards net zero carbon for churches, A brief background to monitoring by the Church of England of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a summary and analysis of the new guidance note, and comments on its implementation. (12 May 2020).

Measuring the Footprint, Delivering the ambition?, The continued debate on the London/Truro Diocesan Synod Motion, 19 February 2019.

Shrinking the vision on emissions? General Synod and the London/Truro Diocesan Synod Motion, 16 July 2018.

Climate change and the CofE, (8 May 2015).


Church of England – stakeholder engagement

Shell’s climate change targets, 3 December 2018.

Church of England and the low carbon economy. Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) announced: investment and the transition towards a low carbon economy, (11 January 2017).

Church Commissioners and ExxonMobil – Update, Continuing momentum of Church Commissioners’ initiative, 13 April 2016.

Church Commissioners and ExxonMobil Commissioners’ challenge ExxonMobil’s attempt to silence climate change questions (25 February 2016).


Consistory court judgments

See also: “Net zero” in 2030 – a courageous decision?, supra, which summarizes recent judgments on “net zero”, (7 April 2021).

Re St. Paul Addlestone [2020] ECC Gui 1 Petition granted for installation of solar panels on the roof of the unlisted Victorian church in order to reduce its energy bills. (29 April 2020).

Re St. John the Baptist Capel [2020] ECC Gui 2 None of parishioner’s eight grounds of objection  provided a reason for refusing the grant of a faculty for introduction of new lighting scheme into the 13th century Grade II* church. (29 April 2020).

Call for C of E guidance on achievement of “net zero” GHG emissions, Re St Mary Oxted [2021] ECC Swk 1, (21 February 2021).

Carbon neutrality and the consistory courts, Re St. Mark Mitcham, (24 November 2020).

Re St. Michael & All Angels Blackheath Park [2020] ECC Swk 1

CFCE Decision, Hereford Cathedral: installation of solar panels on the Old Block of the Cathedral School (November 2018).

Re St. George Millom [2016] ECC Car 2, in Ecclesiastical court judgments – July, 2 August 2016.

Court permits 40 solar panels on “Arts and Crafts” church, Re St Francis Meir Heath [2013] Lichfield Const St, Eyre Ch, 3 August 2013.

CFCE Decision, Gloucester Cathedralsolar panels: To install around 180 solar photo-voltaic panels in a continuous array across the south slope of the nave roof of Gloucester Cathedral. This will generate around 27,000kW p/a, in order to reduce reliance on fossil-fuel created electricity by 20% in line with the Church of England’s Shrinking the Footprint policy. (31 October 2015)

Solar panels on listed churches, Re St George, Kemp Town [2012] Chichester Const Ct, Hill Ch. , 21 June 2012.


Roman Catholic Church

After Laudato si’: Roman Catholic Church, Whilst Laudato si’ continues to provide inspirational guidance on climate change, much remains to be done within the Roman Catholic Church, (7 July 2015).

Climate change, the Archbishop and the Pope, An analysis of the approaches to climate change taken by the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church, (30 June 2015).

Laudato si’ and carbon trading, Contrary to many reports, this post suggests that Laudato si’ is supportive of the principle of carbon trading, and analyses the reasons behind these misapprehensions which appear to stem from one unfortunately-worded section in the Encyclical. (23 June 2015).

Encyclicals, Pope Francis and the Environment, (16 June 2015).


Post last updated 9 June 021 at 12;36.

Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "An Index of L&RUK Posts – Reduction of carbon emissions" in Law & Religion UK, 8 March 2021,


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