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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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Labour Party Conference: shadow environment secretary promises to tackle air pollution

Labour’s environment secretary Maria Eagle will deliver her party’s promises on improving air quality, tackling climate change and ending the badger cull at the Labour’s annual conference. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Speaking at the conference, Eagle is set...


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Report urges businesses to act on climate change

Policies are helping drive the shift towards a low carbon economy, according to a new report from We Mean Business, which adds that businesses should take advantage of the emerging opportunities for low carbon innovation. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Co-op party calls for Credit Union membership targets

The Co-operative party is to lead calls for a push to treble the UK membership of credit unions, in order to battle exploitative payday lenders. The Co-op party, which works in partnership with Labour, will promote policies that would swell credit unions’ membership to 3 million within 10 years...


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Fashion retailers agree on wage increase for Cambodian garment workers

A group of fashion brands, including Primark, H&M, Next and Zara have agreed to raise the minimum wage of garment workers in Cambodia, who were earning as little as £62 per month. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Garment workers...


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Scottish independence: Scots vote to stay in the UK by 55% to 45%

Some 2,001,926 people in Scotland have voted for the union against 1,617,989 who wanted independence, with Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond calling for promises of more powers and autonomy to be honoured. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The result...



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