Ask a bishop to restore nature!
Urgent action in support of the Climate and Ecology Bill ahead of 18 November
While the Climate & Ecology Bill continues to attract support in the House of Commons, the Bill has reached its Committee Stage in the House of Lords. We’re going to use this moment to push for Zero Hour’s nature target ahead of the UN biodiversity conference, COP15, this December. And we need your help.
It’s not enough to talk the talk on the international stage, we need the UK Government to lead the way by locking the protection of nature into UK law. That’s why we’re calling on Ministers to reverse nature loss by 2030 through a new Zero Hour campaign: United for Nature.
As the UK Government still hasn’t shelved plans to rip up nature protections–and with no date set for the publication of the (delayed) Environment Act targets–now is the time to show that we’re United for Nature.
With COP15 just around the corner, the Bill’s sponsor in the House of Lords, Lord Redesdale, is determined to get answers from Ministers, and ensure our nature target is locked in law. At the Committee Stage on 18 November, we’ll be going all in to set a gold standard nature target to restore our wildlife and protect endangered species.
Would you be able to send a handwritten letter to a Member of the House of Lords asking them to support Lord Redesdale’s plan? Peers often don’t respond to emails, and a handwritten letter from you would be a powerful way to raise awareness.
If you want to get involved, click on ‘I’ll help’, and fill in that you are a member of a faith group – and Zero Hour will match you up with Member(s) of the Lords, probably a bishop or two. Have your pen at the ready—and we’ll send you guidance on what to write, and some Zero Hour letter headed paper for you to print.
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Comments on "Ask a bishop to restore nature!"
As the green Earth turned brown by T Shanks The Good Lord looked down, As the green Earth turned brown. The warnings were there, But none seemed to care. The oil men made money, While the bees mourned their honey. And still the waters rose, While the politicians froze. The Creator shrugged, As the ice-caps unplugged. “I’ve done my bit but it’s up to you now. Are you going to stand round, While no solution is found? God only knows, why your existence I chose.” The Good Lord looked down, As the green Earth turned brown. The problem foreseen, As Man reached for His crown. “To save humankind so little time, But act now and you’ll inherit the Earth, And my Kingdom sublime.”
Certainly one action is to 'get out of oil investment'. Another is to use shareholder status to publicly call for action. What do you think. Does the A/B of C know that the Church has investments in Oil? Do you know? What is the evidence?
Restore nature means love your neighbour. In the face of climate catastrophe the bishops are doing damn all. They are in denial of the Gospel. They must demand that Welby gets the hell out of all oil investments immediately - and then, hopefully, resigns
Anne Gabrielle Barker:
Member of Christian Climate Action and Green Christian