The Church of England threatened to withdraw from the oil and gas business

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The Church of England intends to sell its shares in several oil and gas companies that have not made the necessary efforts in the fight against climate change. On it informs “bi-Bi-si”.

This position was adopted by the 347 members of the General Synod of the Church, four voted against. According to the decision, by 2023, the Church will sell its stake in the companies, not fulfilling the Paris agreement. Initially it was about the year 2020, however, according to the representative of the Church, postponed the time frame will allow “to push the company to real change”

The statement of the Synod notes that “the Church should play a leading role in this urgent issue as climate change.”

In August 2017 the United States came out of the Paris climate agreement. It was concluded in 2015 and allocated $ 100 billion to developing countries for climate solutions. The agreement replaces the Kyoto Protocol, which was adopted in 1997. The purpose of the Covenant not to exceed a global average temperature of 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.

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