The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to disinvest in companies whose major business depends on the extraction and sale of the most unclean energy sources.
It has also agreed to ask its investors trustees to engage with firms to encourage them to move away from fossil fuels and to invest instead in renewables and a more sustainable future.
The Church and Society Council will report back its findings to the General Assembly of 2018.
A deliverance to call on the Scottish and UK Governments and businesses active in the North Sea oil and gas industry to help speed the transition to a low carbon economy and to ensure that the skills and experience of workers in the offshore industry are not lost as North Sea oil and gas fields run down was also approved.
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