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Church of England urges BP and Shell to consider impact on climate

The Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board have announced they are to co-file shareholder resolutions on climate change at the annual general meetings (AGM) of oil giants BP and Shell. The organisations state that the move is part of the Church of England’s decision to strengthen engagement...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 5 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. Autumn Statement: banks and multinational to ‘pay their fair share’ Government ‘serious’ about tidal potential, says Ed Davey Norway’s oil fund will...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 4 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. Autumn Statement: failure to link stamp duty to energy efficiency ‘missed opportunity’ 70% chance El Niño will be declared World must cut...


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Global day of action for fossil fuel divestment announced

The Fossil Free campaign, which is calling on institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies, has announced a global day of action beginning on February 13 2015. The divestment campaign launched in 2012 and has seen success across the globe over the last two years. Institutions are being urged...


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Government unveils £15bn road building plans

The government announced Britain’s “biggest and boldest” road building programme in a generation on Monday, unveiling plans to spend £15 billion over the next five years. The plans have been met with some criticism due to their lack of focus on sustainable transport. More than 80 new road schemes...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 2 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. Bank of England to assess ‘carbon bubble’ risk UN Green Climate Fund nears $10bn after Spanish pledge Fracking could present potential risks...


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Bank of England to assess ‘carbon bubble’ risk

The Bank of England has revealed in a letter that it is to assess the risk fossil fuel companies and the ‘carbon bubble’ poses to financial stability. Some argue that fossil fuel reserves are being overvalued when the need to tackle climate change is factored in, creating a ‘carbon...


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UN Green Climate Fund nears $10bn after Spanish pledge

Spain has committed €120 million (£95m) to the UN Green Climate Fund, which is designed to support counties adapting to climate change, taking the total to almost $10 billion (£6.3bn). So far 22 nations have committed finance to the fund, now worth $9.7 billion (£6.1bn). The Green Climate Fund’s...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 1 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. Renewables largest power source in Scotland World Responsible Tourism Awards highlight best in industry Report: climate change to impact severity and frequency of...


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Renewables largest power source in Scotland

The first half of 2014 saw renewables become the largest power source in Scotland, beating nuclear and fossil fuels, according to figures from the National Grid. The news has been described as an “important milestone”. In total, the renewables sector generated a record 10.3 terawatt-hours (TWh) in the first...


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Pension savers urged to oppose Helge Lund’s £25m pay package at BG

Pension savers are being urged by responsible investment charity ShareAction to call on their pension funds to vote against Helge Lund’s, the incoming chief executive of oil and gas producer BG, pay package. The energy firm has offered Lund a £25 million pay deal, consisting of a £13 million...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 28 November 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. Current renewables won’t solve climate crisis, say Google engineers Responsibly invested assets reach $6.57tn in US Parasite linked to climate change a...


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Responsibly invested assets reach $6.57tn in US

Sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing assets have grown by 76% in the US between 2012 and 2014, a report from the US SIF Foundation, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in the US, has revealed. The biennial report – US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2014...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 27 November 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. Responsible investment still being viewed as detrimental to returns INEOS bids to become biggest player in UK shale with $1bn investment UN...


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Responsible investment still being viewed as detrimental to returns

Fiona Reynolds, managing director at Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), has commented that whilst the responsible investment community is making the case for wealth creation whilst considering sustainability it is not translating into the amount of action needed. Sustainable investment has gradually been gaining ground and research suggests that...



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