22 Oct 2021

Archbishop calls on world leaders to be bolder on climate change


The Archbishop of Canterbury has called on world leaders to be “bolder” in tackling the climate crisis when they meet for the UN’s COP26 summit in Glasgow, saying the era of fossil fuels must come to an end.

But before he became ordained and heard, as he puts it, “God calling”, the Archbishop spent more than a decade working as an executive in the oil industry.

We asked him if that experience had given him any sense of the danger oil represented to the world.