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Sustainable cooking enterprise seeks investment

A social firm working to provide smokeless cooking stoves to rural communities and access to reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly fuel is seeking investment. Smoke from cooking on open fires kills 4.3 million people around the world every year, more than AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis combined. Bhutanese co-operative Dazin...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 19 March 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. Budget 2015: summary Report calls for next government to prioritise climate change and environment Fossil fuel investments ‘risky’, says Ed Davey Budget...


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Fossil fuel investments ‘risky’, says Ed Davey

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey has supported the fossil fuel divestment movement, stating that such investments are set to becoming increasingly “risky” in the decades ahead. Recent research suggests that as much as 85% of current coal reserves must stay in the ground if dangerous levels of...


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Budget 2015: what we want versus what we’ll get

As today’s review of previous budget statements shows, we’ve not been that impressed with the Chancellor’s annual statement on plans for government revenues and expenditures. The final budget of Mr Osborne’s before the general election will focus on giving the Conservatives some momentum in their deadlocked poll position with...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 18 March 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 one of the largest importers of illegal deforestation products UN backing fossil fuel divestment campaign Charity Bank backs chocolate factory set...


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UN backing fossil fuel divestment campaign

Ethical investment is not a new thing, but the recent trend towards massive and sweeping fossil fuel divestment from pension funds, universities and cities, has definitely taken the idea of considering the morals of an investment to a new level – and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change...


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Charity Bank backs chocolate factory set to support people with disabilities

Charity Bank, a bank that lend exclusively to charities and social enterprises, is financially backing a project that will see a chocolate factory and horticulture enterprise being run by people with autism and other disabilities to help them gain employment opportunities and new skills. Building work is set to...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 17 March 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. Study: rich nations could affordably give $2tn to tackle climate change in developing countries Oxford University defers divestment decision Growth of wind...


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Oxford University defers divestment decision

Oxford University has deferred the decision on whether or not to divest from fossil fuels, leaving campaigners disappointed and accusing the institution of “serious complacency”. The Oxford University Council met on Monday to discuss proposals for fossil fuel divestment, however, they decided that the issue needed further discussion and...


Numbers And Finance

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

Rich nations could pledge up to $2 trillion (£1.35tn) each year by mid-century to developing countries to help mitigate and adapt to climate change without exceeding more than 2% of GDP or the finance provided being prohibitive. The research, from the London School of Economic’s Grantham Research Institute on...


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

Peter Michaelis, Head of Equities of the Sustainable Future team at Alliance Trust Investment, asks is green the new black? This article was originally published in the February 2015 edition of Sustainable Future News.  I have worked in Sustainable Investment for fifteen years.  In this time concepts such as stewardship...


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Growth of wind power in the US has significant potential

The US has the potential to achieve the ambitious target of 30% of its energy requirement being met by wind power by mid-century, writes Guy Petheram. The continued expansion of wind technology in the US could provide substantial benefits to the nation, says a report published by the US...


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Norwegian pension fund asks companies to reveal climate change strategies

The Norges Bank, manager of Norway’s Government Pension Fund, has called for companies it investment in to test their business strategies against global climate change efforts. According to WWF-Norway, if other funds follow suit it could be the start of the “tipping point” the world needs to stop financing...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 16 March 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. Poll: UK government failing to encourage circular economy UK set to offer climate expertise to developing countries Global energy emissions stalled last...


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London assembly backs fossil fuel divestment

London assembly members have voted in support of fossil fuel divestment, calling for London mayor Boris Johnson to divest the £4.8 billion London Pension Fund Authority’s (LPFA) pot from fossil fuels over the next five years. The London assembly voted on Wednesday, with a majority of 15-3 supporting taking...



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