Generation Zero Supports Church Fossil Fuel Divestment
Sunday 8th September 2013
Generation Zero Supports Auckland Anglican Diocese Fossil Fuel Divestment
Youth organisation, Generation Zero, supports the moral leadership on climate change taken by the Auckland Diocese of the Anglican Church. On Saturday the 7th of September, the Diocese voted overwhelmingly to support a motion to withdraw its investments from fossil fuel companies.
Generation Zero spokesperson, Kern Mangan-Walker; “New Zealand has a strong history of taking moral leadership on the important issues of our time. And now again the Kiwi spirit is responding to our generation’s issue of climate change, as organisations like the Auckland Diocese of the Anglican Church divest their funds in the fossil fuel industry.”
The decision is a landmark event for action on climate change in New Zealand. The Auckland Diocese have become the first institutional body in New Zealand to join the global divestment movement, starting in the US, where 100’s of Universities, religious institutions and cities have divested their funds from fossil fuel companies. “The move shows the Auckland Anglican Diocese living up to it’s responsibilities to young people and future generations by taking meaningful action on climate change” says Mr Mangan-Walker.
Similar motions calling for fossil fuel divestment will be brought before other Anglican Synods across New Zealand in the coming weeks. Generation Zero will be supporting these motions at the Anglican Church’s Synods to divest from fossil fuels.