January 2021

Dear friends,

2021 is a crucial year for climate action. In November, leaders from across the world will meet in Glasgow for COP26 and have the opportunity to take the urgent action necessary to tackle the climate crisis. Before that, in June, the G7 will meet in Cornwall to discuss a number of issues, including the climate crisis.

Operation Noah’s work this year aims to make sure that our leaders make the most of these opportunities. Find out what’s coming up in 2021 in our new blog and read on for details of events in the next couple of months.

The Operation Noah team

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Methodist divestment webinar with Bill McKibben and Mark Campanale

The Climate Emergency, COP26 and Fossil Fuel Divestment

Tuesday 16 February, 7.30pm-9.00pm


Operation Noah, Christian Aid and the Methodist Zero Carbon Group invite you to join a webinar with Bill McKibben, who founded 350.org and started the fossil fuel divestment movement, and Mark Campanale, whose groundbreaking research with Carbon Tracker has highlighted the risks of continued investment in fossil fuels.

The webinar will explore how the Methodist Church can support a just and green recovery from Covid-19 ahead of COP26 by divesting from fossil fuels and investing in clean alternatives. There will also be an opportunity to hear from Methodist leaders who are campaigning for divestment and find out how you can get involved.

Register to join the webinar


Tenants of the King now available to download

Last year, churches and individuals bought more than 600 copies of our four-session Bible study resource in the lead-up to Lent. This study series is designed to help you and your church consider what the Bible has to say about the climate crisis and how you can respond.

We’re currently working on an update to the leaders’ notes for the final session of the study and it will be ready in time for Lent 2021. We’ve also made all the resources you need for the study downloadable, so you don’t have to wait for us to post them out to you (although the postable version will still be available if you’d prefer it). Lent begins on Wednesday 17 February, so start making plans now to be sure you’re ready to run Tenants of the King in your church.

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Catch up with our most recent blog posts

If young people were decision makers When world leaders decided to postpone the UN climate talks for a year due to the pandemic, young people, recognising the urgency of the climate crisis, decided not only to hold their own online conference but also to see if they could improve on the original plans. Josh Tregale reports.

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2020 at Operation Noah A look back at the work of Operation Noah in 2020.


Operation Noah in 2021 We’re still living in a time of great uncertainty, but we also have hope. In November, leaders from across the world will meet in Glasgow for COP26 and have the opportunity to take the urgent action necessary to tackle the climate crisis. Before that, in June, the G7 will meet in Cornwall to discuss a number of issues, including the climate crisis.


Climate Emergency Toolkit Operation Noah is excited to see the launch of a new Climate Emergency Toolkit for churches and Christian organistations from Tearfund.


Events, Resources and Opportunities

Prayers for Show the Love campaign. Green Christian has written a number of prayers especially for the Climate Coalition’s Show the Love campaign in February. Why not choose one to be read at your church’s service on Sunday 14 February?

Burning down the house. Tearfund and Youthscape are holding this event on 10 February to discuss recent research into how the church could lose young people over climate inaction. Hear from young people and be inspired to consider what might be required of us all as a result.

Pray and Fast for the Climate. Prayer fuels our action to care for creation. Why not join in with Pray and Fast for the Climate this year. Operation Noah was involved in setting up this initiative, which provides prayer points every month to help guide your prayers around the climate crisis.

Green Christian workshops planned for the next few months include one on green and ethical investment with Operation Noah’s Bright Now Campaign Officer, Bokani Tshidzu.

Green Homes Grant is a government grant offering up to £5000 (£10,000 for low-income households) towards the cost of domestic energy-saving measures such as insulation, and low-carbon heating measures, such as air- and ground-source heat pumps. Although the government still needs to do much more to tackle the climate crisis, this is a welcome step towards making it easier for households to make their homes more energy efficient.

Britain Talks Climate. Climate Outreach has produced an evidence-based toolkit designed to support any organisation that wants to engage the British public on climate change. It offers a shared, strategic understanding of the British public and identifies effective ways to engage across the whole of society.

CEE Bill NGO Event. Join the CEE Bill Alliance and Caroline Lucas at an event for NGOs on 25 February, to discuss why the CEE Bill is so critical and how NGOs can work together to mobilise broad segments of society to make the Bill a reality.

Oxford Net Zero This series of talks from the Oxford Martin School addresses topics such as climate justice, geological storage of Co2 and negative emissions.


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