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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 20 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. Citigroup to fund $100bn in green projects Helena Bonham Carter joins calls for vast UK marine reserves Report urges tech firms to...


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Zero Carbon Solution to expand its business offering

An innovative solution to powering homes all year round with solar energy is set to expand with the edition of four new partners. Zero Carbon Solution successfully completed the UK’s first fully solar powered home, named the Solar House, last year. Zero Carbon Solutions is a concept that brings...


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Citigroup to fund $100bn in green projects

Over the next decade Citigroup has committed to lending, investing and facilitating a total of $100 billion (£65bn) to finance activities that will reduce the impacts of climate change and create environmental solutions. The latest pledge follows Citi’s previous $50 billion (£32bn) goal that was announced in 2007, the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 19 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. BP: emissions to continue rising at unsustainable pace MPs call for their pension fund to divest from fossil fuels World’s largest offshore...


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MPs call for their pension fund to divest from fossil fuels

A group of 11 MPs and two Lords have called for the MPs’ pension fund to cut out fossil fuel holdings, citing economic risk. The group, which includes members of the Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green and SNP parties, argues that £487 million of the pension pot is at risk....


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Fair finance, the new fair trade?

People that save with ethical banks are challenging the practices of the banking industry just as fair trade visionaries flagged up injustices within global trade, states Patrick Crawford, CEO of Charity Bank. Except this time, it’s about personal finance not chocolate bars. Increasingly, people are looking for beacons of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 18 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. Climate change among greatest threats to human civilisation University of Cambridge calls on businesses to tackle natural resource challenges Ed Davey: political...


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Renewable community energy projects to benefit from £100m funding

Community-scale renewable energy projects are set to benefit from a funding boost from the Green Investment Bank (GIB), with up to £100 million on offer to clean energy projects. The GIB has committed to providing up to £50 million of new investment to support community-scale renewable energy projects, through...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 17 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. Banks targeted as part of Global Divestment Day Problem of fossil fuel stranded assets a ‘real one’, says Tim Yeo Scientist raises...


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Problem of fossil fuel stranded assets a ‘real one’, says Tim Yeo

Conservative MP and chairman of the energy and climate change committee, Tim Yeo has said that the problem of stranded assets within the fossil fuel industry is real. The comments come as the chief executive of Shell said the current energy debate was “naïve”. Speaking at the International Petroleum...


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Banks targeted as part of Global Divestment Day

Over the weekend the big five banks were targeted in a series of protests to coincide with Global Divestment Day, the movement calling for investments within the fossil fuel industry to be withdrawn and diverted to low-carbon alternatives. Global Divestment Day took place over February 13-14, with the day...


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Fossil fuel industry challenged as part of Global Divestment Day

The fossil fuel divestment movement is using its increasing momentum to pressure institutions, from universities to pension funds, to divest from the top 200 fossil fuel companies in its global day of action, taking place over February 13-14. The day of action will see events and campaigns occurring across...


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World needs to act now to close ‘emissions abyss’, says WWF

As world leaders move towards a climate change agreement, that is set to be signed at the end of year, WWF is calling on countries to act now to close the “emissions abyss”. In a report – Crossing the Divide: How to Close the Emissions Abyss – WWF points...


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Looking back at… Guides 3

Every year Blue & Green Tomorrow produces a number of guides exploring a specific area, from investment and philanthropy to transport and tourism. To help us keep writing fantastic content like this and if you would like to invest in Blue & Green Tomorrow, then you can register here: http://bit.ly/1y83dzb.  1....


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 13 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. Shell chief exec calls on industry to engage in climate debate Countries call on IPCC to make reports more accessible M&S and...




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