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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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World Bank: cleantech SME’s in developing world to receive $1.6tr boost

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in bringing cleantech to developing countries could reap some $1.6 trillion (£980bn) over the next 10 years, as investors rush to tackle climate change. According to a new report from the World Bank Group, SMEs will be able to seize a sizable...


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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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Ryder Cup: driving ahead with sustainability

As golf enthusiasts gear up to watch Team Europe vs Team USA in the Ryder from Friday, the real winner at the event could be sustainability. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Labelled as one of the most sustainable golf...


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Two thirds of scientists advising EU on dangerous chemicals have industry links

Two thirds of scientists advising the EU on four controversial and potentially dangerous chemicals have links to industries that are affected by their assessments. That is the finding of a new report from the Corporate Observatory Europe, which calls into question whether the three Scientific Committees under DG SANCO,...


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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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Eric Pickles criticised for interfering with wind farm applications

Trade association RenewableUK has condemned communities secretary Eric Pickles for his “unprecedented interference” in renewable energy projects after Pickles intervened in 50 wind farm planning applications since January 2013. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. It was revealed in June...


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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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Climate change could see rise of violent conflict in India, warns new report

A new report from the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University warns that India is vulnerable to ‘climate conflict’, due to climate change having an impact on the country’s already stressed water resources. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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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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Ed Miliband: there is ‘no more important issue’ than climate change

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to develop a world leading green economy if his party wins the next general election. In his final conference speech before voters take to the polls in 2015, Miliband committed to increasing investment in renewable energy and promised to double the number of...


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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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France pledges $1bn to Green Climate Fund

The French government has pledged to give $1 billion (£610m) to help developing nations in their efforts to adapt to and prevent climate change. Announced at a UN summit in New York on Tuesday, the donation means wealthy nations have now committed $2.3 billion (£1.4bn) to the Green Climate...



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