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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 17 March 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.

Study: rich nations could affordably give $2tn to tackle climate change in developing countries

Oxford University defers divestment decision

Growth of wind power in the US has significant potential

Norwegian pension fund asks companies to reveal climate change strategies

Is green the new black (or simply camouflage for business as usual)?


17 March headlines

Climate change aggravating cyclone damage, scientists say

Scientists say the devastation caused by Pam, the most powerful cyclone to hit the South Pacific since records began, was aggravated by climate change. However, the effect the changing climate is having on tropical storms remains unresolved. Guardian.

Oxford’s postponed divestment decision faces protest

Former students occupied an Oxford building on Monday to protest the university’s failure to decide about divesting fund from fossil fuels. The demonstrators said there was no excuse for delaying the decision. BBC.

Europe carbon trade would gain extra $1.1 billion from biomass

European carbon trading will probably bring in as much as an extra €1 billion a year to combat climate change if wood burning power station are included in the system for limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Bloomberg.

Democratic Republic of Congo wants to explore for oil in Virunga national park

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s prime minister has said that his government wants to find a way to explore for oil in the Virunga national part, a Unesco world heritage site, and will engage in negotiation with the UN body to “explore judiciously”. Guardian.


Interesting picks

The argument for divesting from fossil fuels is becoming overwhelming – Guardian

Cyclone Pan: Did climate change cause Vanuata damage? – BBC

Why I pledged to give my degree back if Oxford voted against fossil fuel divestment – Jeremy Leggett – Guardian

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