Category - Environment

  • December 27, 2008

    Christmas is a time when, among other things, we focus on food - for celebration and for want. But do we need a fundamental rethink?

  • December 12, 2008

    World churches are making a strong appeal for a much more principle-based approach to the planet's ecological challenges at the United Nations Climate Change Conference meeting in Poznan, Poland.

  • November 29, 2008

    The Vatican sought to up its green credentials this week by switching on its massive electricity generating solar panels on the Pope Paul VI Hall. The development is one of a series of intended environmental initiatives.

  • November 26, 2008

    As the scale of the global credit, climate and oil shocks becomes clearer, support for a radical 'Green New Deal' is growing, political economist Ann Pettifor and analyst Andrew Simms told a meeting in parliament last night.

  • October 21, 2008

    A new web-based organisation for Christians working in all aspects of environmental action is being launched today by Sir John Houghton FRS CBE at the IFES International Symposium on Climate Change in Jamaica.

  • October 20, 2008

    Environmental campaigners and development groups have welcomed the government’s announcement of its decision to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 rather than 60% by 2050 - but they are calling for action to match the rhetoric.

  • October 15, 2008

    Meeting from 13-14 October 2008, the Methodist Council - a governing body for the Methodist Church in Britain - has backed a major Free Churches' initiative on the environment in the light of the reality of global warming.

  • September 30, 2008

    Commenting on the theme of World Tourism Day 2008 - "Tourism: Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change" - the Pope says humanity has the duty to protect the earth's resources and commit itself against exploitation.

  • September 23, 2008

    Business Secretary John Hutton’s ringing endorsement of coal as a source of energy at the Labour conference makes a public enquiry into plans to build a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth essential, says Christian Aid.

  • September 12, 2008

    Gordon Brown has annoyed pensioners, environment campaigners, trade unionists, anti-poverty activists and his own backbenchers by refusing to impose a windfall tax on energy companies and give more support to the fuel-poor.