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Deep Sea Mining Campaign

Campaigners Call for Ban on Seabed Mining

On Tuesday 24 May a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil societies were outside the Annual Deep Sea Mining Summit calling for a ban on seabed mining. The group wants the European Commission to recognise potentially destructive deep sea mining in the Pacific Ocean. The event took place...


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Scottish Renewables Welcome RSPB 2050 Energy Vision

The RSPB have launched a new report called The RSPB’s 2050 Energy Vision. The report shows how the UK could transform its energy system, meet climate targets, and transition into a low carbon economy sustainably. Scottish Renewables have responded to the launch of the report. Lindsay Roberts, Senior Policy...


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Gabriel Thoumi Talks Sustainable Palm Oil

Emerging Markets ESG has published a special interview with Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, Senior Fellow for Climate Finance and Climate Advisers at Washington DC, USA. Thoumi has 15 years of experience improving global capital markets sustainability through risk mitigation and return enhancement. In the interview, Thoumi explains the importance of palm...


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Greenpeace Africa Uncover Illegal Logging

A trail of stolen timber in Cameroon has been exposed by Greenpeace Africa. Greenpeace Africa led an investigation into illegal logging in the country and found a trial leading to main log exporter Compagnie et de Transport (CCT). There will now reportedly be a government audit into the actions...


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Renewables Need Energy Storage Solution say UEA

Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) say subsidies from governments should be used to encourage investment in energy storage systems. Renewable energy outlets like wind turbines and solar panels are becoming increasingly popular across Europe and UEA researchers say investors should store surplus energy to fully integrate...


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Young Green Innovators Honoured at Awards

The second Scottish Renewable Young Professionals Green Energy Awards were held last night and nine winners were honoured with a prestigious award. On the night the Innovator Award went to David Hogg from Bright Green Hydrogen in Fife. His vision will turn Fife into a world-leading energy hub by...


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Greenpeace Critical of G7 Climate Communique

Greenpeace have issued a statement in the wake of the Ise-Shima G7 Leaders’ Communique. Greenpeace say the Communique does not address climate change quickly enough considering the level of the crisis. They are also critical that it does not fall in line with the Paris Agreement, signed by 177...


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EIB President China Connection and Climate Visit

The President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) will visit China to develop stronger relationships and tackle climate change together. The five-day trip will see Werner Hoyer meet with professionals from the National Development and Reform Commission, China Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Finance Minister. Mr...


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Christian Aid Want to See More Climate Progress

The United Nations (UN) talks in Bonn, Germany came to a close yesterday, and whilst some progress has been made, Christian Aid are urging countries to deliver the promises made in Paris last December. They warn that a lack of positive progress will only exacerbate the current climate problem...


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Greenpeace Condemn Obama’s Nuclear Double Standards

US President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima this week, just after the G7 Summit. This was the first ever visit by a US President in office. However, whilst Greenpeace Japan welcomed President Obama’s visit but they also say it was marred by double standards over nuclear weapons. Hisayo Takada, Deputy...


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Investors Launch Private Equity Climate Guide

Today investor groups have launched a new guide to climate change. The document, A Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors, is aimed at private equity limited partners (LPs) and general partners (GPs). The updated guide contains information including how to measure carbon emissions and policy changes in...


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Britain’s Beaches Need Europe says Keith Taylor

The European Environment Agency have released their annual report on Europe’s beaches. The report analyses the quality of more than 21,000 coastlines and inland bathing sites across the EU, Switzerland and Albania. It specifically focuses on whether the beaches have been contaminated by faecal pollution, sewage or livestock. Keith...


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Festival Goers Will Inspire Climate Poem

A spoken word artist is going to compose a poem all about climate change. Good Energy, a renewable energy company, has asked Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner to write the piece to highlight how the arts can tackle climate change. Hay Literature Festival will play a big part in the poem –...


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Initiative Launched to Help Polluting Regions

A new global initiative called the Energy Transition Platform has been formally launched. The project has been set up to support governments across the world in developing and implementing pioneering energy policies. The project specifically targets carbon intensive and highly industrialised states and regions to help them become cleaner...


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Greenpeace Urge G7 Decarbonisation Plans

Greenpeace are urging world leaders to use this year’s G7 Summit to continue plans to decarbonise the global economy. They want the world to step away from fossil fuels and adopt steps that will comply with a less than 2˚C economy. Greenpeace want to see progress in the form...