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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 15 January 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. Business leaders call for stability reserve in EU Emissions Trading Scheme Campaign calls on Pope to support fossil fuel divestment Allow building...


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Sustainable investment 2015 predictions: Simon Howard, UKSIF

Simon Howard, chief executive of the UK Sustainable and Investment Finance Association (UKSIF), shares his predictions and hopes for what the year ahead holds for sustainable investment. In Q1 there is an important consultation on changes to pension scheme regulation in the light of the Law Commission report on...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 14 January 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. Energy consumption in cites to triple by 2050 without sustainable planning Wave energy has potential to be cheaper than wind Second-biggest carbon market...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 13 January 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. 300 Stanford professors call for full fossil fuel divestment Renewable investment up 16% in 2014 Ban Ki-moon calls for action on world...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 12 January 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. General election: Cameron to refuse TV debates if Greens are excluded Air pollution ‘most deadly’ environmental challenge, says former deputy mayor of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 9 January 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. Labour seeks fracking restrictions to protect drinking water Low-carbon technologies and social impact both investment trends to watch Study: majority of fossil...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 8 January 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. UK lagging behind Europe on social impact investing UK government loaned £1.7bn to fossil fuel projects abroad since 2010 Green Party pledges to...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 7 January 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. Wind powered a quarter of homes in 2014 FTSE chief executives surpass average annual salary in 2 days Met Office: 2014 UK’s...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 6 January 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. David Attenborough: people in power denying climate risk Asda to trial misshapen veg as Jamie Oliver criticises food waste Scotland’s electricity system...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 5 January 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 Francis set to issue call to action on climate change Financial resilience not enough to restore confidence in banking sector, says...


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If emissions of greenhouse gases were stopped, would the climate return to the conditions of 200 years ago?

Even if greenhouse gas emissions were stopped altogether, climate change adaption strategies would remain important, as it would take thousands of years for the Earth’s surface temperature to return to pre-industrial levels, states a Royal Society guide. If emissions of greenhouse gases were stopped, would the climate return to...


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Are disaster scenarios about tipping points like ‘turning off the Gulf Stream’ and release of methane from the Arctic a cause for concern?

Climate models do not predict abrupt changes but the longer it takes for decisive climate action to happen the likelihood of such events increases, according to a guide produced by the Royal Society. Are disaster scenarios about tipping points like ‘turning off the Gulf Stream’ and release of methane...


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What are scientists doing to address key uncertainties in our understanding of the climate system?

Taking a look at the science behind climate change in a short guide, the Royal Society aims to create informed conversations on the topic. The guide includes an explanation of how scientists are seeking to address uncertainties. What are scientists doing to address key uncertainties in our understanding of...


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Are climate changes of a few degrees a cause for concern?

Global warming of just a few degrees can cause widespread changes across the globe, state the Royal Society, demonstrating why climate action is so important and needed urgently. Are climate changes of a few degrees a cause for concern? Yes. Even though an increase of a few degrees in...


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How confident are scientists that Earth will warm further over the coming century?

In a short guide explaining the science behind climate change, the Royal Society describes scientists as being “very confident” that the earth will continue to warm over the coming century. How confident are scientists that Earth will warm further over the coming century? Very confident. If emissions continue on...



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