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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 29 June headlines

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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.

Report: investors face risks as credit rating agencies failing to consider climate change

UN urges oil firms to move to cleaner energy

NGOs urge world leaders to harness ‘historic opportunity’


29 June headlines

California’s state pension funds move closer to divesting from coal

A key vote in the campaign to get California’s state pension funds to divest from thermal coals was passed this week. The bill has been endorsed by hedge fund manager and philanthropists Tom Steyer, several health organisations and the California Federation of Teachers. Guardian.

Royal Dutch Shell bids to develop carbon capture project

A windswept North Sea gas platform, manned by half a dozen maintenance workers, seems an unlikely place to embark on a low-carbon revolution. But Shell’s disused Goldeneye could soon get a fresh lease of life, pumping millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into depleted reserves. Financial Times.

Thousands of people killed by extreme weather in 2015 as El Nino arrives to bring more chaos

Thousands of people have been killed by extreme weather so far this year and now scientists fear a weather event will cause droughts, wildfires, flooding, landslides and food shortages. Independent.

The world is defenceless against next financial crisis, warns BIS

The world will be unable to fight the next global financial crash as central banks of used up their ammunition trying to tackle the latest crises, the Bank of International Settlements has warned. Telegraph.

Solar impulse makes second bid to cross Pacific Ocean

A solar-powered plane is making its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean. Solar Impulse took off from Nagoya Airfield in Japan on Sunday and is scheduled to land in Hawaii after around 120 hours. BBC.


Interesting picks

China carbon crunch – BBC

Green technology: positive energy – Financial Times

Sustainable investing in the 21st century – Morning Star

Impact investing goes mainstream; is it time you thought about it? – Forbes

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