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Fossil Fuels and the Climate Emergency

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Fossil Fuels and the Climate Emergency

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The fossil fuel industry is unequivocally driving us towards a global climate crisis and public health emergency.

How can corporations be held to account, and their business models made to be in line with the Paris Agreement? How can we get them to comply with the greenhouse gas targets? What are the approaches we can take to move away from Fossil Fuels? How can we ensure that people enjoy prosperous and healthy lives in the future, not the past?

Join us as our excellent line up of speakers help us answer these questions and more.

Adam Matthews - Church of England Pensions Board

Adam is the Director of Ethics and Engagement for the Church of England Pensions Board, as well as Co-Chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative and a Board Member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, (IIGCC). He is also the co-lead, on behalf of CA100+, for engagement with Royal Dutch Shell that led to the 2018 joint statement on climate targets agreed between Shell and institutional investors. Following the Brumadinho Tailings Dam disaster, Adam is co – lead of the Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative with John Howchin, from the Swedish Ethics Council.

Adam founded and now Co-Chairs the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) an asset owner-led and asset manager-supported global initiative which assess companies’ preparedness for the transition to the low carbon economy (and publishes this through the London School of Economics). Adam is also the lead for the Church of England on the Mining and Faith Reflections Initiative (MFRI) a forum that convenes dialogue between mining company CEO’s and Church leaders.

Adam also serves as a member of the Royal College of Physicians Investment Advisory Board and on the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) Stewardship Advisory Group.

James Buchanan - Operation Noah

James Buchanan is the Bright Now Campaign Manager at Christian climate change charity Operation Noah. The Bright Now campaign calls on Churches in the UK to divest from fossil fuel companies and invest in clean alternatives. Since the launch of the Bright Now campaign, several UK Churches have taken steps towards divestment from fossil fuels, including the Church of England and the Methodist Church. The United Reformed Church, Quakers in Britain and the Church of Ireland have committed to full divestment from fossil fuels.

Katherine Kramer - Christian Aid

Dr Katherine Kramer is Christian Aid’s Global Lead – Climate Change. She has worked on international, EU and UK climate policy for over a decade with a variety of NGOs and think tanks, beginning with an internship at the EU Commission.

Chair - Deborah Colvin

Deborah is Churchwarden and Eco Champion at St James's Piccadilly. Her background includes work in agricultural science, science and environmental education, and community engagement.

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