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EU air pollution and recycling laws could be scrapped

Leaked documents suggest that EU plans to curb air pollution and improve recycling rates could be scrapped. The two directives at risk aim to create a circular economy and prevent premature deaths linked to air pollution. Whilst no decision will be made until next week, the leaked documents, which...


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Denmark, Sweden and UK top Climate Change Performance Index

Whilst global emissions have reached a new peak, developments suggest a new readiness for action on climate change protections, according to a new index, with Denmark, Sweden and the UK toping rankings. The Climate Change Performance Index, published by Germanwatch and CAN Europe, ranks the performance of the 58...


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Miliband criticises Cameron over climate change action

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband has accused Prime Minister David Cameron of abdicating on responsibilities around climate change and making Britain a “laggard” on this issue in an article. Despite the Conservatives saying they would be the greenest government ever and Cameron describing climate change as “one...


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Co-op Bank bonuses scrapped over stress test concerns

The Co-operative Bank has cancelled a shareholder vote on its bonus plan after stating that it is likely to fail a stress test from the Bank of England. In light of this the bank has decided to scrap its long-term incentive plan and is now looking at alternative ways...


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Autumn Statement: banks and multinationals to ‘pay their fair share’

Banks and large multinationals that avoid paying tax in the UK have both been targeted in chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement. He declared that both would start “paying their fair share” and aiding in the economic recovery. After being supported and bailed out during the financial crisis the Autumn...


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IT workers across the world work in ‘unethical and lethal conditions’

A new investigation by Electronics Watch and student group People & Planet denounces “major abuses” in the sector manufacturing computers and other ICT equipment in Asia, with workers often being exposed to dangerous and unethical conditions. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Bank of England raises climate change concerns with insurers

The Bank of England has written to 30 large insurers to raise concerns and ask the companies whether climate change poses a material risk to the sector and how the phenomenon could affect their business models. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Climate change to amplify risk of conflict

A combination of climate change and food insecurity, which could be heightened by changing weather patters, is amplifying the risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 counties, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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Financial market scandals result of ‘undesirable culture’, says BOE official

The claims that there are a “few bad apples” operating in the financial markets is no longer credible given the amount of cases of misconduct that have emerged in recent years, according to Minouche Shafik, deputy governor for markets and banking at the Bank of England. Blue & Green...


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Co-op Bank appoints Dennis Holt as chairman

The Co-operative Bank has appointed Dennis Holt as its new chairman following its former chairman becoming embroiled in a drugs scandal. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Co-op Bank hit headwinds last year when it discovered a £1.5 billion...


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University of New South Wales criticised by campaigners for refusing to divest from fossil fuels

The vice chancellor of the University of New South Wales has said the school will not drop its $50 million investment in coal, oil and gas companies but would rather ‘work closely with the industry’, despite calls from students and academics to show leadership in tackling climate change. Blue...


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25 European banks fail stress test

The European Central Bank (ECB) has released the troubling results of its latest stress test, identifying 25 banks that have capital shortfalls amounting to €25 billion (£19.7bn). The test is designed to assess how banks would cope in another financial crisis. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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HS3 northern rail link given green light

The UK government has given the nod to a HS3 rail link, which would connect cities in the north of England, despite the controversy that has surrounded its predecessor HS2. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a new report the chair...


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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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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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