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Study: majority of fossil fuel reserves must remain unburnt

A new study has cautioned policymakers that the vast majority of fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground and unburnt if the world is to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. The researchers also warned that fossil fuel investments are becoming “increasingly risky”. The research from the University...


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FTSE chief executives surpass average annual salary in 2 days

By late afternoon on January 6 company executives that returned to work the previous day will have earned more than the average UK worker earns in an entire year, according to calculations by think-tank the High Pay Centre. FTSE 100 chief executives are paid on average £4.72 million, even...


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7,000 properties to be lost due to rising sea levels, says Environment Agency

By the end of the century an estimated 7,000 properties across England and Wales will be lost to rising sea levels, according to the Environment Agency, after a decision that states the cost of protecting the properties would be too high. The risk of flooding in the UK is...


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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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Wheat yields estimated to fall 6% for every 1C temperature increase

Globally wheat yields will see a 6% decrease for every 1C temperature increase, according to new research. The study highlights the impact climate change will have on the global food system and could push prices higher. Leaders have agreed to try and limit global warming to 2C, above which...


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Climate change could cut crop production by 18%

Climate change is set to have uncertain effects on the world’s agriculture system, and could lead to anywhere between an 18% decline in production and a 3% increase, according to research. The study calls for carefully planned adaptation strategies to anticipate changes. The study, from the International Institute for...


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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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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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