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UN climate summit: Governments and businesses pledge to halt deforestation by 2030

At the UN climate summit taking place in New York on Tuesday, governments and businesses pledged to end deforestation by 2030. Backers of the declaration claim such action could save between 4.5 billion and 8.8 billion tonnes of carbon emissions each year. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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China and US promise to lead climate change fight

China and the US have both pledged to lead action against climate change, with the former promising for the first time to set targets for greenhouse gas emission cuts. Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli said yesterday that by 2020, China hopes to reduce its carbon emissions per unit of GDP...


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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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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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Study highlights health risks of climate change

A new study has highlighted the health risks associated with climate change and argues that are numerous health benefits are possible though efforts to mitigate and adapt to human driven climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The research...


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Prince Charles: we must act on climate change, ‘before it is too late’

In a video address for the UN Climate Summit in New York, Prince Charles has listed the consequences of not acting on the “symptoms of climate change,” suggesting the planet needs to be treated as a “sick patient”. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Interactive map demonstrates who is responsible for climate change

A new interactive map highlights how the countries that are set to suffer the most as a result of climate change have contributed the least to carbon emissions. It also demonstrates how growing populations could have a big impact. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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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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Record 2014 CO2 emissions dwarf global expectations

So far this year, the world has poured record amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, with a strong rise of 2.5% over 2013 levels, totalling at 40 billion tonnes. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge A report, published by Nature...


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Sir Paul McCartney urges people to skip meat for one day a week to fight climate change

Sir Paul has called on the British public and politicians to take part in his Meat Free Monday, which asks people to ditch meat for one day a week as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the UN climate summit on Tuesday. Blue & Green Tomorrow...


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Gas drilling site blamed for sickening odour in East Yorkshire

People living close to a gas drilling site near West Newton have blamed exploratory drilling operations of a Canadian energy firm for a nauseous smell, which authorities have urged to solve as soon as possible. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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People’s Climate March: 600,000 demand climate action

More than 310,000 people took to the streets of New York on Sunday, joined by hundreds of thousands more around the world, in an unprecedented call for action to stop climate change. Ahead of a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday, demonstrators from London to...


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UN climate summit: ‘fair share’ system proposed to cut global emissions

Wealthy nations must do more to cut greenhouse gas emissions than their poorer neighbours if devastating climate change is to be avoided, according to a new study. The ClimateFairshare project, an analysis from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Friends of the Earth, calculates how much financial support developed...


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Desmond Tutu: ‘Nobody should profit from climate change suffering’

In an impassioned plea for action on climate change, the Nobel peace prize winner Desmond Tutu has called for an apartheid-style boycott of fossil fuel firms. In an article written for the Observer ahead of a crucial UN climate summit Tutu, a leader of the campaign that defeated apartheid...



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