Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Church of England - 42% carbon cut in 11 years

The CofE has just launched its environmental strategy, aiming for a 42% cut in the carbon footprint of church buildings by 2020. Here are some of the targets:

- Carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050, with an interim target of 42% by 2020
- Annual carbon and energy reports for all parishes and dioceses by 2016
- All church buildings to have carbon footprints calculated and recommendations made by 2012
- Advice for all parishes on choosing green energy tariffs by 2010
- Tree-planting to be encouraged on church land
- ‘Eco-twinning’ between UK and developing world parishes, faced with early effects of climate change
- New Climate Justice Fund offering aid to churches in the developing world
- All dioceses to target Fair Trade status before 2016

the full 'Church and Earth' report is available for download here. Will have to look through the small print to see if there's some more permissive planning laws on Grade 1 buildings that'll allow us to put solar panels on the church roof.

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