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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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EU agrees on 40% emission cut climate target

EU leaders have agreed on a climate change pact that requires the bloc to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The climate package, finalised at a meeting of heads of state...


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Salone del Gusto opens in Turin with focus on family farming and biodiversity

The 2014 edition of Salone del Gusto, a food and biodiversity event organised by the Slow Food movement, officially opened in Turin, Italy, on Thursday. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Family farming and the Ark of Taste – an...


Housing

WWF: ‘warm homes, not warm words’ the key to tackling climate change

The development of warm and affordable low-carbon homes must be a national priority if the UK is to curb its contribution to climate change, according to a new report from WWF. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The ‘Warm homes, not warm...


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Farming organisations claim pesticide ban threatens UK agriculture

A new report commissioned by UK farming bodies has claimed that EU plans to ban pesticides could reduce crop yields, causing food prices to go up and threatening food security. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The report, which was...


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El Niño worsens economic damage from flooding, study finds

Africa, Australia, western US and parts of South America are among the world’s areas most at risk of the effects of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which significantly worsens extreme weather and its economic impact. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Smallholder engagement needed to cut Amazon deforestation

To stop the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and curb deforestation’s contribution to climate change the Brazilian authorities must improve engagement with smallholder farmers, according to new research from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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2014 set to be the warmest year ever

This year is on track to be the hottest on record, with September registering the highest temperatures ever recorded for the month, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The figures...


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Badger cull fails to hit target for the second year

The badger culls supported by the government to tackle bovine TB have proved unsuccessful after shooters failed to kill the minimum number of badgers required for the cull to be considered ‘effective’. Animal rights campaigners are now calling for Defra to ‘kill the cull’. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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Pace of deforestation in Amazon continues to increase

Satellite data from NGO Imazon suggests that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon increased by 290% in September when compared to last year. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Demand for commodities such as palm oil, animal feed and...


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International tensions as talks to protect Antarctica begin

Twenty-five member nations of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) are set to discuss the creation of two large marine protected areas to protect the Antarctic environment from fishing and other commercial activities, but the move is being opposed by Russia and China. Blue...


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Good Money Week 2014: what’s on?

Good Money Week 2014 is here. For seven days, running from October 19 to 25, investors, finance professionals, charities, churches and more will congregate at events up and down the UK to discuss, debate and champion ethical, sustainable and responsible investment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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Scotland to charge 5p for single-use plastic bags

Scotland will from today require all retailers to charge customers a minimum of 5p for each new single-use carrier bag, in an effort to reduce plastic pollution and clean up streets. From Monday, food and non-food shops in Scotland will charge a minimum of 5p for each carrier bag,...


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CAER stands by ANU fossil fuel divestment advice

Responsible investment advisory CAER has stood by its analysis that persuaded Australia National University (ANU) to divest from fossil fuels, after the government labeled the decision “stupid”. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  ANU became the first Australian university to commit to...


Drought

Oxfam: inaction and financial short-termism putting millions at climate change risk

A “toxic triangle” of political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests is preventing action to curb climate change, putting millions of people at risk of food and water shortages, Oxfam has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a...



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