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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...


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EY: EU referendum and energy policy puts UK in 8th place for renewable investment

Contradictory energy objectives and the EU referendum concerning investors means the UK has remained in 8th place in EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), its lowest level in 12 years. EY has urged the government to take heed of market signals to achieve its climate change goals and...


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John Lewis, SSE and M&S among British firms calling for climate action

Eighty UK businesses have signed an open letter calling on the government to take ambitious climate action and support the building of a low-carbon economy. The letter addressed to Prime Minister David Cameron was published in the Financial Times. The signatories represent many different sectors, from retail and construction...


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Green light given to Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

The government has given planning consent for the construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay. The energy source will boost renewables and the UK’s move towards home-grown low-carbon energy. Energy and Climate Change and Wales Office Minister Lord Bourne commented, “We need more clean and home-grown...


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Majority of Brits back ethical investment and two-thirds think fossil fuels are ‘risky’

The majority of the British public want their investments to have a positive impact on the future and would be unhappy to discover their money is supporting unethical businesses, a new report has revealed. Renewable investment platform Abundance Generation published the report – Consequences. Possibly the least used word...


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G7 pledge to cut out fossil fuels by 2100

Leaders of the G7 group have pledged to fully decarbonise their economies by the end of the century in a bid to tackle climate change. They also agreed to provide climate finance for the people that will be the most affected by the changing climate. The leaders of the...


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Norway’s pension fund to divest from coal

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, has confirmed it will divest from coal. The move comes after the fund faced increasing pressure from the fossil fuel divestment movement. The $900 billion (£590bn) government fund will sell off stocks in companies that generate more than 30% of...


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Will carbon trading save the world?

This week chiefs of global energy companies, including Shell and BP, called on world leaders to adopt a carbon pricing scheme ahead of UN talks later this year. Asher Kohn takes a look at how the idea of a carbon market took hold. This article was originally published on...


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Report: building climate resilience essential to business survival

A new report argues that businesses need to begin building their climate resilience if they are to survive in the future. The paper explains that $200 billion (£130bn) of investments will be needed each year globally to combat $1 trillion (£650bn) of losses from climate impacts within the next...


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Pavegen raises over £1m on Crowdcube

With just over a month left for its crowdfunding, clean tech company Pavegen has already smashed its £750,000 target and hit £1,081,940 pledged from 905 investors on investment platform Crowdcube. Pavegen is a London-based firm that launched an innovative technology to covert people’s footstep into clean energy. With over...