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Green light given to Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

The government has given planning consent for the construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay. The energy source will boost renewables and the UK’s move towards home-grown low-carbon energy. Energy and Climate Change and Wales Office Minister Lord Bourne commented, “We need more clean and home-grown...


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Nominations open for the Global Diversity List

Nominations are being invited for the Global Diversity List 2015. The aim of the list is to create the definitive global diversity standard that covers every aspect of diversity in every country. This year a list will be published online in October and aims to bring a “new rigour”...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 5 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. Shell CEO: We can’t ignore the importance of renewable energy Report: building climate resilience essential to business survival Three quarters of business...


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Three quarters of business leaders recognise direct climate risks

Over three quarters of global businesses leaders recognise the bottom line risks from the direct impacts of climate change, according to a new report from the Carbon Trust. However, the paper notes that many businesses are failing to have a clear vision of how they will adapt considering sustainability...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 4 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. $100bn climate finance goal achievable but stronger commitments needed Ban Ki-Moon calls on governments to invest in low-carbon industry Blatter under investigation...


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Queen’s Speech: ‘worrying omission’ of climate change action

The Queen will formally open the next Parliamentary year at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday, setting out the Conservative government’s agenda for the next 12 months. But there are concerns that the speech will do little to mitigate the effects of climate change or invest for the future....


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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...


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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...


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#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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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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