Archbishop calls for the Government to work with faith groups to achieve net zero carbon


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has called on the Government to work with faith groups to achieve net zero carbon.
The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks at the second reading of the UK Internal Market Bill The UK Internal Market Bill begins its progress through the House of Lords on 19 October. House of Lords 2020 / Photography by Roger Harris

Speaking in the House of Lords during a debate on Behaviour Change for Net Zero, he said: "My Lords, like the Government, the Church of England has targets for reaching net-zero carbon, in our case by 2030.

"Churches across the Anglican Communion are deeply affected by climate change.

"For example, Madagascar recently had four cyclones in two months. We are working right across the communion on this question.

"This week, we have had a gathering of Archbishops from across the Communion representing more than 100 countries.

"Will the Minister set out the plans that the Government have to work further with faith communities, which have unique distribution and contacts, from the grass roots to the highest level, both nationally and internationally, and will he commend the work that they are already doing?"

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