Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 23 September round up
Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we reported on the UN climate summit taking place in New York and the growing fossil fuel divestment movement.
We live in dangerous and uncertain times. If climate change is the defining challenge of our age, this week will go down as a pivotal moment in history.
Policies are helping drive the shift towards a low carbon economy, according to a new report from We Mean Business, which adds that businesses should take advantage of the emerging opportunities for low carbon innovation.
Labour’s environment secretary Maria Eagle will deliver her party’s promises on improving air quality, tackling climate change and ending the badger cull at the Labour’s annual conference.
Philanthropists and foundations, including the heirs to the Rockefeller family, have pledged to rid themselves of more than $50 billion (£30.5m) in fossil fuel assets, as the divestment movement gathers pace.
On Tuesday, world’s leaders are set to discuss new ways of dealing with rising greenhouse gas emissions in order to slowdown the effects of climate change, as the UN’s climate summit kicks off in New York following a weekend of intense call for action.
As a group of institutions and foundations reveals a $50 billion shift from fossil fuels to cleaner investments, the Church of Sweden, one of the first to join a growing movement calling for ditching dirty energy holdings, has completed the divestment process and is now officially fossil-free.
A new interactive map highlights how the countries that are set to suffer the most as a result of climate change have contributed the least to carbon emissions. It also demonstrates how growing populations could have a big impact.
Google has labelled its funding of political group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which denies manmade climate change and has opposed efforts to reduce emissions, as a “mistake”.
In a video address for the UN Climate Summit in New York, Prince Charles has listed the consequences of not acting on the “symptoms of climate change,” suggesting the planet needs to be treated as a “sick patient”.
A new study has highlighted the health risks associated with climate change and argues that are numerous health benefits are possible though efforts to mitigate and adapt to human driven climate change.
Investment in the Scottish wave and tidal energy sector is worth more than £217 million, thanks to the enormous growth that the young, but promising, sector is experiencing, a new report has suggested.
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A record fine of £37.5 million has been issued to Barclays bank by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for putting £16.5 billion of client assets at unnecessary risk, in the event that the bank had become insolvent.
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