Practicality of net-zero targets in the Church of England

Whatever one’s views on the urgency of the climate crisis, it felt unsatisfactory that this was achieved through an amendment [from 2045 to 2030 as the target year] which was decided after less than ten minutes’ debate, by a majority of 15, with a turnout that meant fewer than a third of Synod members voted in favour of it”. 

The comments of The Rt  Rev David Walker, Bishop of Manchester on the Synod vote on 12 February 2020 are now of particular relevance following the first decision for a replacement heating system under the revised Faculty Jurisdiction Rules. Continue reading