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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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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 12 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. UN: businesses ‘increasingly significant’ in fight against climate change Journalists and activists banned from BP-sponsored ‘oil games’ in Azerbaijan EY: EU referendum...


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EY: EU referendum and energy policy puts UK in 8th place for renewable investment

Contradictory energy objectives and the EU referendum concerning investors means the UK has remained in 8th place in EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), its lowest level in 12 years. EY has urged the government to take heed of market signals to achieve its climate change goals and...


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John Lewis, SSE and M&S among British firms calling for climate action

Eighty UK businesses have signed an open letter calling on the government to take ambitious climate action and support the building of a low-carbon economy. The letter addressed to Prime Minister David Cameron was published in the Financial Times. The signatories represent many different sectors, from retail and construction...


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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...