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Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon Crisis

Although it doesn’t feel so long ago, it has been two years since I wrote about the mounting risk of investing in fossil fuels; in short, great portions of the reserves we are currently spending billions per year to discover and explore will have to remain unburnt if we...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 24 June 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 a ‘medical emergency’, says study UN: clean energy investment can support economy more than fossil fuels UK needs to invest...


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UK needs to invest £10bn to meet low-carbon transport targets

In order to meet carbon emission reduction targets and encourage low-carbon transport, the UK needs to invest more than £10 billion by 2050, according to a new series of reports. A series of reports for the LowCVP by consultants Element Energy suggests that the UK can develop the infrastructure...


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UN: clean energy investment can support economy more than fossil fuels

Transitioning to renewable energy sources can create more jobs and positively benefit economies, according to a new report. The paper argues that investment in clean energy, rather than fossil fuels, will boost job creation. The research, from the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Green Growth Institute...


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Climate change a ‘medical emergency’, says study

The threat climate change poses to human health is so great it should be considered a “medical emergency” and has the potential to undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a UCL-led Commission. The research, which has been published in the Lancet,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 23 June 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: world in period of ‘mass extinction’ 2015 on track to be hottest year on record In pictures: The secrets of Greenland’s...


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Henderson: investing ethically in ‘productivity’

On Friday we published an interview with Hamish Chamberlayne, Investment Manager for the SRI funds of Henderson Global Investors. Today we take a closer look at those funds. 1. What type of fund/s do you manage and what are their ‘objectives’? The Henderson Global Care Growth Fund and the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 22 June 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. ‘Does Magna Carta mean nothing to you? Did she die in vain?’ Climate finance key to securing strong climate change deal, says...


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Climate finance key to securing strong climate change deal, says Amber Rudd

In order to ensure that a strong climate change deal can be achieved this year it is “absolutely essential” that developed nations demonstrate how they can mobilise climate finance, according the energy and climate secretary Amber Rudd. World leaders, businesses and organisations will meet in Paris later this year...


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UN: insurance industry must play role in shaping more sustainable future

As a major source of long-term investment the insurance industry must play a “strong role” in shaping a more sustainable future, according to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon. The comments were made to the International Insurance Society Global Insurance Forum in New York and come ahead of world leaders...


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Government plans to end onshore wind subsidies early

The government is facing criticism after announcing that new onshore wind farm will be excluded from a subsidy scheme a year earlier than expected, from 1 April 2016. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has argued that the “high volume” of onshore wind either deployed or in the...


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Renewable energy makes good pension investment return, according to new poll

Britons think pension funds that invest in clean energy deliver as good a return as investments in conventional sources of energy, such as fossil fuels, according to a new ComRes poll. The survey, commissioned by Low Carbon and the Whitehouse Consultancy, found that a third of respondents believed that...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 16 June 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. Countries can reduce GHG emissions by 2020 at no economic cost, says IEA OECD plans to phases out coal subsidy ends in...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 15 June 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. Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger’, claims legal report Pope Francis’ climate encyclical could have ‘mayor impact’, says UN Polar bears are changing...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 12 June 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: businesses ‘increasingly significant’ in fight against climate change Journalists and activists banned from BP-sponsored ‘oil games’ in Azerbaijan EY: EU referendum...