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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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International Climate Fund progressing well but still room for improvement

The UK’s £3.87 billion International Climate Fund (ICF) is progressing well but there are still some areas that need improvements, according to a report from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI). The report gives the fun a green-amber rating meaning that it performs “relatively well” against the criteria...


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10% of wildlife havens have been lost or damaged in last five years

Since 2009 more than 10% of wildlife havens have been lost or damaged, according to analysis from the Wildlife Trusts, which added the findings highlight some “worrying trends”. The report – Secret Spaces: The statues of England’s Local Wildlife Sites 2014 – has been published by the Wildlife Trusts....


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 18 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. Car industry calls for standardisation for London’s ultra-low emission zone Climate change playing significant role in record temperatures Climate finance of $150bn...


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Climate finance of $150bn needed to limit climate change

Pledges made by Europe, China and US to cut carbon emissions and move to more sustainable energy sources are and an “important step forward” but a more comprehensive effort is needed to prevent catastrophic climate change, according to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. A study from the...


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Prince Charles calls on finance and accountancy leaders to promote sustainability

During a speech to mark his Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Project’s tenth anniversary Prince Charles has challenged accountants and finance leaders to encourage and promote sustainability. Speaking to 200 senior leaders from the industry, Charles urged those in attendance to convince their peers of the importance of taking action...


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Pacific Island college commits to fossil fuel divestment

The first college in the Pacific Islands, which face serious threats from climate change, has committed to divesting from fossil fuels. The College of the Marshall Islands voted unanimously to cut fossil fuel companies out of its holdings. Over the last year the fossil fuel divestment campaign has been...


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Coal demand set to reach record 9bn tonnes by 2019

Over the next five years demand for coal will continue to rise, reaching a record breaking 9 billion tonnes by 2019, according to a new report. During this period, China will still not see ‘peak coal’, it adds. The report – Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2014 – has been...


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Climate agreement ‘falls short’, says 350.org

Campaign group 350.org has criticised the outcome of the UN climate talks in Lima, stating that they fall short of expectations and fail to reflect the global momentum seen during marches and protests. In September, some 600,000 people joined 2,646 peaceful rallies and events in 156 countries to call...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 15 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. EU air pollution and recycling laws could be scrapped Survey: pensions industry rejects polling members on ethical investing Green Deal £24m fund...


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Survey: pensions industry rejects polling members on ethical investing

A survey has revealed that almost two thirds of the pension industry does not believe that defined benefit schemes should poll members on investment concerns, such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The survey, from Professional Pensions, asked participants if defined benefit schemes should follow the lead of...


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Green Deal £24m fund runs out in just a day

The government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme, Green Deal, has seen a £24 million fund that offers householders cash for taking out solid wall insulation has been exhausted in just a day. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund aims to offer householders an incentive to improve their home. Energy customers...



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