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Global trade increasingly responsible for deforestation

The global trade in agricultural and timber products is pushing the planet’s forests to the brink, having been responsible for more than a third of recent deforestation, a new study has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The report, commissioned by...


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Oceans acidifying at unprecedented rate, says chief scientist

Sir Mark Walport, the UK government’s chief scientist, has warned that since the industrial revolution the acidity of the world’s oceans has increased by 25% and is set to rise further – threatening fish stocks and the natural environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Centrica boss criticises UK’s ‘paradox’ power policy

Sam Laidlaw, chief executive of Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has labelled the UK’s power policy as a “paradox” and criticised the capacity market subsidy scheme for supporting old polluting power plants. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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US insurance companies not prepared for climate change, Ceres finds

Analysis of 330 of America’s largest insurance companies found that while a few are showing strong leadership to address the threats climate change poses, the majority of them are unprepared to face risks and opportunities arising from the unpredictability of climate events. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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EU agrees on 40% emission cut climate target

EU leaders have agreed on a climate change pact that requires the bloc to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The climate package, finalised at a meeting of heads of state...


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55 studies find climate change causes conflict

A new analysis from the National Bureau of Economic Research has amalgamated the findings of 55 studies and concluded that there is a relationship between the effects of climate change and the rise of violent conflict. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Community Energy England launches guide on shared ownership

Community Energy England (CEE) has launched a new guide to shared community ownership of energy generation projects, ahead of the release of new government protocol requiring some projects to offer community participation.  Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In July,...


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Half of financial consumers would ditch providers for unethical activities

Around half of all customers of all financial products and services would consider switching providers if they learned their money was being used unethically, a new poll has revealed. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The survey, commissioned by responsible investment research...


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Ed Davey slams ‘reckless’ onshore wind subsidy cuts

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey has criticised Conservative plans to end onshore wind subsidies if they win the next general election, labelling such a move as reckless. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In April the Conservatives pledged...


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Green bond market predicted to grow to $100bn in 2015

The green bond market continued to see strong growth in the third quarter of 2014 and will reach $100 billion (£62bn) next year, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Green bonds work in the...


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Salone del Gusto opens in Turin with focus on family farming and biodiversity

The 2014 edition of Salone del Gusto, a food and biodiversity event organised by the Slow Food movement, officially opened in Turin, Italy, on Thursday. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Family farming and the Ark of Taste – an...


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Stronger EU renewable energy targets could rid need for subsidies

Renewable energy industry leaders have called on EU heads of state to agree on ambitious climate change targets, while talks get underway in Brussels on Thursday. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. EU leaders will today discuss binding targets that will rule...


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Governance to blame for Co-op Bank’s failed Lloyds bid, say MPs

Poor governance and incompetence are behind the Co-operative Bank’s woes and its failed bid to buy more than 600 Lloyds bank branches, according to MPs in the Treasury Select Committee.  The report also casts blame on KPMG and the Financial Services Authority (FSA).  Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee, the legendary former editor of the Washington Post who oversaw the uncovering of the Watergate scandal, died at the age of 93 on Tuesday.    The celebrated editor, who became a national figure when he stood...


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WWF: ‘warm homes, not warm words’ the key to tackling climate change

The development of warm and affordable low-carbon homes must be a national priority if the UK is to curb its contribution to climate change, according to a new report from WWF. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The ‘Warm homes, not warm...



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