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#GE2015: Will Conservatives now drop the ‘green c**p’?

The positive influence of the environmentally-minded Liberal Democrats on energy and climate change policy has been lost in the new Government. First there was Lib Dem Chris Huhne and then there was Lib Dem Ed Davey at DECC. We now wait nervously as Prime Minister Cameron organises his first...


Water flowing by Luke Adderson

Report: single smartphone requires 13 tonnes of water to produce

A new report has revealed the amount of resources, including water and land use, that is required to make the everyday products we often take for granted. The report was commissioned by environmental group Friends of the Earth and aims to explore the environmental footprint of everyday products, measured...


houses of parliament by soosalu via Flickr

#GE2015: share of votes, not seats, should confer a government’s #legitimacy

No single-party government has achieved majority electorate support since 1945. The 1955 Conservative government secured less than 50% of the vote and 55% of the seats. The 2005 Labour government with 35% vote and 55% seats. No government should have ‘legitimacy’ unless it has majority support from the UK...


Forest - Moyan Brenn via Flickr

Sustaining the UK’s Future: Environment and Sustainability at the Heart of Decision Making

Martin Baxter, Chief Policy Advisor of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), sets out ten environment and sustainability steps the next government should take to ensure the UK’s prosperity and well being as voters to take the polls. Environment and sustainability issues have received a relatively low...


newspaper stand By Bobbie Johnson via Flickr

Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane would be proud of the British press

100 years ago today the legendary Orson Welles was born. Seventy-four years after the release of his first and greatest film, Citizen Kane, we can only wonder what the eponymous lead and the real men that were his inspiration, (Hearst, Pullizter and Northcliffe) would make of the role of...


newspaper 4 - KayPat via Freeimages

Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 30 April headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. 80% of deforestation set to occur in just 11 areas #GE2015 Will Airdrie & Shotts, Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross and Na...


car fumes by Riley Kaminer via Flickr

UK government ordered to take ‘immediate action’ on air pollution

The UK government today appeared in Supreme Court and has been ordered to deliver plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution by the end of the year. Areas of the UK are breaching EU limits for nitrogen. Under previous plans several areas would still be over the limit...


woodland river by Robert Pittman via Flickr

General Election: sustainability professionals call for Nature and Wellbeing Act

The next UK government must implement a Nature and Wellbeing Act to rebuild natural capital, according to sustainability professionals. The survey comes ahead of the general election next month. The survey, conducted by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), asked almost 650 environment and sustainability professionals on...


another wind turbine by lamoix via Flickr

Renewable investors face growing risks as policies evolve

Investors that back renewable energy projects in Europe are being urged to gain an deeper understanding of the market and its value as many existing government supports are winding down or being replaced. Globally $270 billion (£182bn) was invested in and committed to renewables last year. Despite the challenges...


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We must not let the Mediterranean turn into a mass grave

Another boat capsizes and 800 people drown. Many of those who died were children, trapped deep in the hold of the boat. Their final moment would have been one of utter terror, being torn at by those around them, as water rose around their necks and the horrific certainty...


business skyscraper by andi braun via stock.xchng

Seven in ten CEOs convinced of the value of sustainability

Almost 70% of CEOs understand the value and importance of sustainability within their organisation, according to a survey conducted for Ethical Corporation’s State of Sustainability 2015 report. The report is the first annual survey that aims to gauge the current state of corporate responsibility and sustainability around the world....


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 20 April headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Poll: government planning system not equipped for sustainable economy transition Ethical spending up 9% as UK consumer awareness increases Roadmap needed to...


newspaper 5 - Freedee via Freeimages

Blue & Green Daily: Friday 17 April headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. UN’s Ban Ki-moon calls for sustainable investment Car emissions ‘significantly below’ 2015 target No sustainable vision in party manifestos —————————————————————————————————————————————— 17 April...


Newspaper 3 - iriann via Freeimages

Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 15 April headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. World Bank president calls for fossil fuel subsidies to be scrapped Renewable investment falls 15% in 2015 Warming temperatures could take haddock...


houses of parliament by shining.darkness via Flickr

Sustainability: how far have we come?

Since 2011 what changes have taken place in the realm of sustainability and politics? The ‘Greenest Government’ supposedly stepped into Downing Street, and as a young professional in the industry, it was looking very positive, writes Hayley Williams. The overarching emissions reduction target has been to achieve an 80%...




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