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Stranded assets and climate change on Bank of England agenda

The Bank of England has acknowledged that climate change could have an impact on the financial markets in a research agenda. The paper also notes that the move to a low-carbon economy could leave fossil fuel assets ‘stranded’. The discussion paper – One Bank Research Agenda – aims to...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 27 February 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. Investor coalition calls on companies to report human rights risks Report: tackling food waste should be a priority Government awards £315m in...


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Government awards £315m in renewable contracts

The government has awarded contracts worth more than £315 million to renewable energy projects. The allocations have been labelled a “milestone” by the renewables industry but the outcome has also faced criticism for the amount awarded to solar. Contracts for difference (CfD) are long-term contracts that help provide stable...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 26 February 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. Global sustainable investment reaches $21.4tn UN: world must address water challenge or risk conflict Technology will solve our water problems — if...


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Report: UK will need to import half of food to meet 2040 demand

Farming leaders have warned that by 2040 the UK will need to import almost half of its food to meet demand as the population rises. A report from the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) warns of “serious implications” for the economy and food security if the country does not improve...


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George Osborne urged to deliver a green Budget

Greater resilience and benefits for the UK economy could be achieved through a green Budget, that considers that the natural environment and responds to global challenges, according to environmental group WWF UK. Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his final Budget before the General Election on 18 March. In a...


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Companies turning to social media to communicate sustainability

Global companies are increasingly turning to social media to communicate their sustainability initiatives to the public, according to a report from Sustainly. The trend comes as consumers are taking more factors into account when making purchasing decisions. The report looked at how 475 global companies communicate their sustainable actions...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 23 February 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. EU Capital Markets Union to include focus on long-term investment and trust Harvard faces court over fossil fuel divestment Osborne faces calls...


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Fossil fuel industry challenged as part of Global Divestment Day

The fossil fuel divestment movement is using its increasing momentum to pressure institutions, from universities to pension funds, to divest from the top 200 fossil fuel companies in its global day of action, taking place over February 13-14. The day of action will see events and campaigns occurring across...


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World needs to act now to close ‘emissions abyss’, says WWF

As world leaders move towards a climate change agreement, that is set to be signed at the end of year, WWF is calling on countries to act now to close the “emissions abyss”. In a report – Crossing the Divide: How to Close the Emissions Abyss – WWF points...


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Countries call on IPCC to make reports more accessible

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should alter the way it communicates and publishes reports to make them more accessible and user friendly, according to governments. The IPCC publishes reports on the current state of scientific knowledge and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts, which are used by...


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Dropping public building energy rating ‘beggars belief’

The government is facing criticism after proposing to scrap Display Energy Certificates (DECs), the energy ratings for public buildings, with the UK Green Building Council labelling it “simply beggars belief”. Since 2008, all public buildings over 1,000 meters squared have been required to have a DEC that shows the...


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Shell chief exec calls on industry to engage in climate debate

The head of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, Ben van Beurden, is set to urge the fossil fuel industry to actively engage in the climate change debate as international talks on a universal climate treaty continue. The chief executive will speak on Thursday evening at the International Petroleum Week...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 12 February 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. Geoengineering should not replace cutting emissions, say scientists UK government spent 300 times more on fossil fuel than clean tech Unilever and...


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UK government spent 300 times more on fossil fuel than clean tech

Figures have shown that the government’s export credit agency has spent over 300 times as much supporting the fossil fuel industry than its has clean energy projects despite pledging to champion British companies that develop and export green technologies. The figures, obtained by the Guardian through a freedom of...



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