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In November 2020 our Diocesan Synod resolved to support the 2020 General Synod motion for all parts of the Church to reach ‘Net Zero’ carbon emissions by 2030. 

In July 2022 the General Synod approved a Routemap for Church of England to meet this target. In our Diocese this work is led by the Net Zero Steering Group, chaired by Bishop Sophie Jelley. The group is made up of Diocesan staff including those responsible for schools, churches and clergy housing, and church leaders from around the Diocese.

In November 2023 Diocesan Synod endorsed a Net Zero Action Plan for the Diocese of Sheffield.

Net Zero Carbon – Answering the Call (Church of England)

Our Carbon Footprint

To track our progress as a Diocese towards the Net Zero goal we need data. For this churches are asked to complete a yearly Energy Footprint Tool. 

Schools and Clergy Housing use the Energy Toolkit.

How to get started 

The Church of England offers many resources including the Net Zero Carbon Route map, case studies and practical advice to get started on your Net Zero journey. You can also sign up to receive information about regular webinars and download a document with practical suggestions to help parishes save energy and money.

Find out more about the Church of England Environment Programme.