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Climate negotiations ‘far too slow’, says UN chief

Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the UN, has said climate change negotiations are going “far too slow” and urged governments, business leaders and communities to work together towards a solution. The comments come ahead of world leaders meeting in Paris in December to agree on a universal climate change...


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Government faces increasing costs if it fails to act quickly on climate, warns report

Early action from the new government is needed to keep the UK’s emissions reduction targets on track and to adapt to climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned. Without “urgent action” the government is likely to face increasing costs and impacts, the report adds. The report...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 30 June 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. European banks failing to adequately integrate environmental and social risks, says study OECD: energy taxes ‘misaligned’ with climate change impacts Renewables could...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 26 June 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. G7 study: climate change a ‘global security threat’ Government to sell stake in Green Investment Bank Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon...


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Government to sell stake in Green Investment Bank

The government has unveiled plans to sell a stake in the Green Investment Bank. The decision has bee met with some criticism despite claims it will increase the volume of capital the bank has available to support green projects. It is still unclear how much of the bank the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 25 June 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. Report: power emissions to peak in 2029 as decarbonisation progress made ICUN Red List: over 22,000 species threatened with extinction Solar activity...


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UK needs to invest £10bn to meet low-carbon transport targets

In order to meet carbon emission reduction targets and encourage low-carbon transport, the UK needs to invest more than £10 billion by 2050, according to a new series of reports. A series of reports for the LowCVP by consultants Element Energy suggests that the UK can develop the infrastructure...


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Climate change a ‘medical emergency’, says study

The threat climate change poses to human health is so great it should be considered a “medical emergency” and has the potential to undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a UCL-led Commission. The research, which has been published in the Lancet,...


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Climate finance key to securing strong climate change deal, says Amber Rudd

In order to ensure that a strong climate change deal can be achieved this year it is “absolutely essential” that developed nations demonstrate how they can mobilise climate finance, according the energy and climate secretary Amber Rudd. World leaders, businesses and organisations will meet in Paris later this year...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 19 June 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. Pope encyclical: we need a new dialogue to shape the future of our planet Government plans to end onshore wind subsidies early...


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Government plans to end onshore wind subsidies early

The government is facing criticism after announcing that new onshore wind farm will be excluded from a subsidy scheme a year earlier than expected, from 1 April 2016. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has argued that the “high volume” of onshore wind either deployed or in the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 18 June 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. Study: major aquifers past sustainability tipping points Protect more bee species to prevent future shocks, says scientists Trickle-down economics dismissed by IMF...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 16 June 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. Countries can reduce GHG emissions by 2020 at no economic cost, says IEA OECD plans to phases out coal subsidy ends in...


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Government ‘fast-track’ fracking plans ‘reckless’, says Green Party

The Green Party has labelled government plans to ‘fast-track’ fracking in the UK as “reckless”. The proposed plans would see test drilling go ahead without the need to consult with local residents. Fracking remains a controversial subject, with the practice being linked to water contamination, methane leaks, environmental degradation...


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Pope Francis’ climate encyclical could have ‘mayor impact’, says UN

The UN thinks that Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, set to be released next week, could have a “major impact” on climate change talks and negotiations ahead of a climate summit in December. The much anticipated encyclical, a letter set to bishops, is expected to argue that there...



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