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Archbishop of Canterbury says he eats less meat to help combat climate change


THE Archbishop of Canterbury has said he eats less meat and no longer has a diesel car to help combat climate change.

The Most Rev Justin Welby told how he had adjusted his own habits to live more sustainably, including also cutting back on travel.

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Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has said he eats less meat and no longer has a diesel car to help combat climate change[/caption]

This week he issued a statement saying it was a “critical moment” for the planet before the upcoming COP26 conference.

He told the BBC yesterday: “This is a choice between choosing life or choosing death.”

He went on: “I’ve cut back on travel. We, like so many people, are very involved in and committed to recycling and all that. I used to have an official diesel car, I no longer have that. We’ve cut right back on meat.

“I’d like to pretend that was entirely virtuous, it’s also something to do with health and money.”

He added: “The Church of England in its parishes and right across the land has committed to being net zero on carbon by 2030.

“Every parish is working on this.”

However Mr Welby, who used to work as an executive in the oil industry, explained that the goal of the church is not pure divestment from fossil fuel companies.

He said: “In terms of our investment, we believe in engagement and not just divestment.”


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