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Climate agreement ‘falls shots’, says 350.org

Campaign group 350.org has criticised the outcome of the UN climate talks in Lima, stating that they fall short of expectations and fail to reflect the global momentum seen during marches and protests. In September, some 600,000 people joined 2,646 peaceful rallies and events in 156 countries to call...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 15 December 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. EU air pollution and recycling laws could be scrapped Survey: pensions industry rejects polling members on ethical investing Green Deal £24m fund...


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Survey: pensions industry rejects polling members on ethical investing

A survey has revealed that almost two thirds of the pension industry does not believe that defined benefit schemes should poll members on investment concerns, such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The survey, from Professional Pensions, asked participants if defined benefit schemes should follow the lead of...


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Green Deal £24m fund runs out in just a day

The government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme, Green Deal, has seen a £24 million fund that offers householders cash for taking out solid wall insulation has been exhausted in just a day. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund aims to offer householders an incentive to improve their home. Energy customers...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 12 December 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. Royal Society guide aims to remove bias from climate science Study: over 5 trillion pieces of plastic now in the ocean Lake...


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Ed Davey: investors should be informed of fossil fuel investment risks

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey has commented that there is a case for making companies disclose their investments in fossil fuels and explain associated the risks. The remarks come as the fossil fuel divestment campaign continues to gather pace. Davey’s comments were made at the UN conference...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 11 December 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’s Ban Ki-moon: we must act on climate change now IEA: oil price slump ‘golden opportunity’ to put price on carbon Government infrastructure...


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IEA: oil price slump ‘golden opportunity’ to put price on carbon

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is calling on policymakers to take advantage of the “golden opportunity” that falling oil prices presents by putting a price on carbon and slashing fossil fuel subsidies. The comments come as international climate change talks continue in Lima, Peru. Ministers have gathered at the...


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Government infrastructure plan could ‘lock in’ greater fossil fuel dependency

Analysis of the UK’s infrastructure pipeline indicates that fossil fuel projects are expected to exceed that of low-carbon energy, potentially locking in a greater dependency on fossil fuels and cutting the chances of the UK meeting carbon emission targets. The infrastructure plan was updated by the Treasury this month...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 10 December 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. Greenpeace urges David Cameron to divert tax funds away from coal Met Office: chance of heatwaves in Europe has ‘increased dramatically’ European investors...


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European investors stepping up responsible investment strategies

European asset owners are increasingly moving towards responsible investment strategies, according to a new survey that shows 72% of investors have drawn up formal responsible investment policies, an increase of 7% on 2013.  Novethic published the survey at its annual event in Paris. It questioned 185 long-term investors, with...


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Lima climate change talks suggest progress is being made

Reports from the climate change conference currently taking place in Lima, Peru, suggest that progress towards an international climate change agreement is being made. The talks In Peru see government ministers discussing the international climate change agreement. The conference kicked off on December 1 and is running through to...


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Funding gap in climate adaption, says UN report

The cost of adapting to climate change could be far higher than previously estimated, a new report from the UN has warned. The report – The Adaption Gap Report – states that even if greenhouse gas emissions are drastically cut to keep global warming below 2C, the point at...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 8 December 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. Report calls on researchers to step-change to address world challenges Industry lacking expertise in impact investing, says World Economic Forum Co-op Bank...


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Industry lacking expertise in impact investing, says World Economic Forum

In a new report the World Economic Forum has voiced concerns that the investment industry lacks the expertise and understanding to effectively advise people on the growing trend of impact investing. Impact investing involves funding projects that deliver wider benefits, from social to environmental, and can include renewable energy,...



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