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Labour Party Conference: Ed Miliband promises to increase tax on big tobacco to fund NHS

Labour party leader Ed Miliband has vowed to increase taxes on tobacco giants to boost NHS funding at the annual Labour party conference this week, placing health care at the centre of his election manifesto. As part of his ten-year plan, the NHS will gain substantial funding from a...


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Green Investment Bank to boost NHS energy efficiency with £50m investment

The UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB), along with financial firm DLL, has announced £50 million in joint funding for new energy efficiency measures for the NHS, which would help save money and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Apple supplier accused of exploiting workers

An investigation by China Labour Watch (CLW) claims to have found evidence of the exploitation of workers in Apple’s supply chain, to meet demand for iPhone 6 covers. The accusations centre on the supplier Jabil Circuit. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Rio de Janeiro mayor: cities should have more say on energy and climate change policies

Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, has said that when it comes to climate and energy policies, cities should have more powers and autonomy, regardless of the national regulation that often does not consider their individual characteristics. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Decision over onshore barrier reef dredging put on hold by Australian court

Conservationists have gained more time as the federal court in Brisbane adjourned the case for the Queensland government to approve plans to dump dredging spoil from Abbot Point coal terminal onshore, where campaigners say it could damage the environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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London the world’s most expensive city

London has overtaken Hong Kong to become the most expensive city in which to live and work, according to a new report. The capital was also rated above New York and Paris in a ranking complied by the estate agents Savills, which calculated which cities are most costly for...


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UN Climate Summit: Nelson Mandela’s widow says leaders should step up the ambition

Graça Machel, widow of former South African president Nelson Mandela, has said that the world leaders gathered in New York for the UN Climate Summit have shown too little concern compared to the seriousness of the threats posed by climate change and called for more action. Blue & Green...


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Family farming to be central theme at 2014 edition of Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto

Family farming in developing and developed countries and the role it plays for food security will be the central topic of Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto, which focuses on sustainable agriculture and food biodiversity and will take place in Italy in October. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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Role of agriculture in sustainable development to be debated

A conference set to take place on Thursday in New York will debate the role of agriculture and food systems in sustainable development and aims to draw attention to the issues. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The CGIAR Development...


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Boris Johnson’s prize for reducing pollution criticised by campaigners

The mayor of London Boris Johnson has won a prestigious award for efforts to improve air quality in the city through low-emission taxis and a new carbon accounting standard, but the prize has been criticised by the opposition and pressure groups that noted London is still far from having...


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UN climate summit: Cameron calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies and a strong climate deal in Paris

UK’s prime minister David Cameron said in a speech at the UN’s climate summit that the country is on track to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 but that businesses and the poorest countries need assistance in order to thrive in a low-carbon future. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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Barclays fined £37.5m by City regulator

A record fine of £37.5 million has been issued to Barclays bank by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for putting £16.5 billion of client assets at unnecessary risk, in the event that the bank had become insolvent. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Marine energy generating £217m for Scottish economy

Investment in the Scottish wave and tidal energy sector is worth more than £217 million, thanks to the enormous growth that the young, but promising, sector is experiencing, a new report has suggested. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In...


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Google pulls funding for climate sceptic group

Google has labelled its funding of political group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which denies manmade climate change and has opposed efforts to reduce emissions, as a “mistake”. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google,...


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UN climate summit opens in New York

On Tuesday, world’s leaders are set to discuss new ways of dealing with rising greenhouse gas emissions in order to slowdown the effects of climate change, as the UN’s climate summit kicks off in New York following a weekend of intense call for action. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...



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