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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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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 12 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. Report: car emissions could be cut by half by 2030 though low-carbon transport Sustainable policies could support EU economic growth, says report...


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Sustainable policies could support EU economic growth, says report

Sustainability should be the focus of the EU’s €300 billion (£210bn) investment plan, according to a report from WWF that sets out a five-step plan. The paper argues that the gains from investing sustainably could boost economies and generate further savings. For example, the report – From crisis to...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 11 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. Pace of climate change will speed up, warn researchers EU-US trade deal threatens environment and health protections, MPs say UK finalists of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 10 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. Energy saving smart meters could be ‘costly failure’, warn MPs UKOTs: Our marine reserves need protection —————————————————————————————————————————————— 10 March February headlines Global...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 9 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. UN calls for investment in disaster resilience as costs reach $300bn per year Jeremy Leggett: world can win the ‘carbon war’ New...


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Jeremy Leggett: world can win the ‘carbon war’

In recent years there has been a shift in the ‘carbon war’ that means those fighting to cut emissions, avoid dangerous levels of climate change and encourage green technology could win, according to Jeremy Leggett’s new book. The book ‘The Winning of the Carbon War’ is downloadable for free....


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UN calls for investment in disaster resilience as costs reach $300bn per year

The UN is calling on countries to increase investment in risk reduction strategies after it revealed in a report that the cost of disasters worldwide has reached an average of $250 billion (£164) to $300 billion (£197bn) every year. The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction has been...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 6 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. 70% of investors interested in sustainability Global flood risk could almost triple by 2030 Use smart technology to cut energy demand and...


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70% of investors interested in sustainability

Over 70% of individual investors describe themselves as being interested in considering sustainability factors when making investment decisions, according to a new report. The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing published the report – Sustainable Signals. The study included a survey of 800 individual investors and questioned them on...


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Global flood risk could almost triple by 2030

Climate change and growing global populations could mean that flood risk around the world will nearly triple over the next fifteen years, according to a new online tool. The Aqueduct Global Flood Analyser was co-developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and four Dutch research organisations – Deltares, the...


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Europe needs ambitious policy to live sustainably by 2050

Despite progress in recent years, Europe must implement more ambitious policies if it is to be sustainable by mid-century, according to the European environment sate and outlook 2015 report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).  The five-yearly assessment argues that progress has been made, with Europeans enjoying cleaner air...


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Fossil fuel investors could face ‘huge hit’, warns BoE

Long-term investors in the fossil fuel industry could face a “huge hit” in the future, the Bank of England has warned. The central bank noted that assets in the sector could become ‘stranded’ as the world moves towards low-carbon alternative. Last week the Bank of England acknowledged that climate...


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Top articles of February 2015

February saw the UK’s three main political parties agree to work together on climate change, a move the was labelled a “milestone” and captured the attention of our readers. Other top articles during the month include deforestation and sustainable city rankings, Helena Bonham Carter stripping for marine reserves and...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 4 February 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. Public believes wind subsides are 14 time higher than they are Study: increasing EU carbon price would have ‘extremely limited’ impact on...




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