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Global day of action for fossil fuel divestment announced

The Fossil Free campaign, which is calling on institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies, has announced a global day of action beginning on February 13 2015. The divestment campaign launched in 2012 and has seen success across the globe over the last two years. Institutions are being urged...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 3 December 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. Sustainable fuel could cut aviation emissions by 24% by 2050 E.ON to focus on renewables and spin off fossil fuels Government unveils...


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Government unveils £15bn road building plans

The government announced Britain’s “biggest and boldest” road building programme in a generation on Monday, unveiling plans to spend £15 billion over the next five years. The plans have been met with some criticism due to their lack of focus on sustainable transport. More than 80 new road schemes...


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UN Green Climate Fund nears $10bn after Spanish pledge

Spain has committed €120 million (£95m) to the UN Green Climate Fund, which is designed to support counties adapting to climate change, taking the total to almost $10 billion (£6.3bn). So far 22 nations have committed finance to the fund, now worth $9.7 billion (£6.1bn). The Green Climate Fund’s...


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Fracking could present potential risks equivalent to asbestos and thalidomide

The UK government’s chief scientist Mark Walport has warned of the need to thoroughly look at the potential risks of innovations, including fracking, or risk unforeseen impacts if they are adopted too quickly. The report – Innovation: managing risks, not avoiding it – is the first annual report of...


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UN climate talks get underway in Lima

As governments meet in Lima, Peru, to discuss an international climate change agreement, the UN is confident that the talks will be a success and pave the way for the climate conference to be held in Paris late next year, where a new universal UN-backed treaty on climate change...


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MPs call on government to promote recycling

A committee of MPs has warned that the UK could fail to meet the EU target of recycling 50% of household waste by 2020, unless the government takes action and shows leadership on the issue. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Europe 2030 emission targets need to go further, says IPCC vice-chair

Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) professor Jim Skea has criticised the EU’s 2030 emission reduction target, arguing that it does not go far enough. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The European Commission voted to cut...


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Public urges finance experts to cut the jargon

The majority of the British public believes that the government and other institutions must cut the jargon and do more to effectively communicate financial information, according to a new poll.   Commissioned by the UK Sustainable Investment...


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Insurers call for additional £500m for flood defences

Chancellor George Osborne is facing pressure from the insurance industry to boost the UK’s flood defences, following severe flooding last winter, which saw some parts of the country being affected for months. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. According to...


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Environment secretary labels solar farms a ‘blight on the landscape’

Environment secretary Liz Truss is facing criticism after commenting that solar farms are a “blight” on the UK countryside as well as having a negative impact on the agriculture sector. She has also announced that subsidies for the solar industry are to be cut. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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Good Money Week 2014: what’s on?

Good Money Week 2014 is here. For seven days, running from October 19 to 25, investors, finance professionals, charities, churches and more will congregate at events up and down the UK to discuss, debate and champion ethical, sustainable and responsible investment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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ShareAction warns investors over Shell’s Arctic drilling plans

Investors should be concerned that oil giant Shell is seeking increased regulatory flexibility for drilling in the Arctic, according to responsible investment charity ShareAction. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. When drilling in the Arctic, regulators warn companies must have...


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Investors commit to expanding the climate bond market

Investors managing assets over $2 trillion (£1.2tn) committed to growing a global market in the financing of climate change solutions at this week’s UN climate summit in New York. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In the past year there has...


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Save B&GT: We’ve hit 30% – thank you!

If we can get to 50% in the next few days we can secure the other half. Our average pledge is £208, so we just need another 87 of those to hit £45,000. The average pledge across Crowdfunder is around £52, so we’d just need another 346 of those....




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