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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 12 January 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. General election: Cameron to refuse TV debates if Greens are excluded Air pollution ‘most deadly’ environmental challenge, says former deputy mayor of...


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Ed Davey voices concerns over likelihood of strong climate change agreement

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey has revealed that the UK will be seeking a legally binding climate change agreement at negotiations later this year. However, he has also voiced concerns that the deal will not go far enough to avert dangerous levels of climate change. Davey’s comments...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 9 January 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. Labour seeks fracking restrictions to protect drinking water Low-carbon technologies and social impact both investment trends to watch Study: majority of fossil...


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Low-carbon technologies and social impact both investment trends to watch

Institutional investors increasingly moving towards low-carbon technologies and social investment are both amongst the environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment trends to watch in 2015, according to MSCI. Written by MSCI’s global head of ESG research, Linda-Eling Lee, the paper notes that 2014 suggested there is a shortening lag...


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Study: majority of fossil fuel reserves must remain unburnt

A new study has cautioned policymakers that the vast majority of fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground and unburnt if the world is to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. The researchers also warned that fossil fuel investments are becoming “increasingly risky”. The research from the University...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 8 January 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. UK lagging behind Europe on social impact investing UK government loaned £1.7bn to fossil fuel projects abroad since 2010 Green Party pledges to...


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Green Party pledges to cut public transport cost

In a bid to promote less carbon-intensive methods of transport and ensure that the rail and bus networks are accessible, the Green Party has revealed plans to cut fares by 10%. The plans come just after train fares were hiked for the 11th consecutive year, with average day fares...


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UK government loaned £1.7bn to fossil fuel projects abroad since 2010

Despite publicly criticising fossil fuel subsidies, research has revealed that the UK government has pledged £1.7 billion in financial support to dirty energy projects aboard in the last five years. Analysis by environmental campaign group Greenpeace, discovered that the total support for fossil fuel industries amounts to £1.76 billion-worth...


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UK lagging behind Europe on social impact investing

Despite government incentives and research suggesting appetite for social impact investing, the UK is lagging behind European counterparts in the area, according to a survey. In an article published on Politics Home, Monica Middleton, national director of Oikocredit UK, explains that it is a lack of understanding and readily...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 7 January 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. Wind powered a quarter of homes in 2014 FTSE chief executives surpass average annual salary in 2 days Met Office: 2014 UK’s...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 6 January 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. David Attenborough: people in power denying climate risk Asda to trial misshapen veg as Jamie Oliver criticises food waste Scotland’s electricity system...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 5 January 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. Pope Francis set to issue call to action on climate change Financial resilience not enough to restore confidence in banking sector, says...


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Financial resilience not enough to restore confidence in banking sector, says BoE

If the banking sector is to restore confidence and trust it must have “strong, effective and well-informed” management and governance, not just financial resilience, according to the Bank of England (BoE). The comments come after eight high street banks underwent a stress test to assess how well they would...


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UNEP: universal climate change agreement must be in place by 2015

By 2015 a plan must be in place to enable countries to implement a universal climate change agreement that will help facilitate a transition to an inclusive green economy, according to Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Steiner’s comments come in the eighth edition of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 24 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. Global 500 firms account for 10% of global emissions 10% of wildlife havens have been lost or damaged in last five years...



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