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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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Climate adaption budgets could reverse poverty progress

A new report has warned that climate change adaption budget in the world’s poorest nations could reverse the progress made on reducing poverty. The report has been released ahead of a UN climate change summit, taking place on Tuesday in New York. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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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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Challenger bank Aldermore prepares for London flotation

UK challenger bank Aldermore, which provides financial services to small and medium sized-businesses, has confirmed its intentions to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange in October. The specialist bank, which also serves homeowners, has announced plans to raise £75 million in new shares to...


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Platform to compare corporate energy investment up for award

A platform that enables corporate energy users to assess their energy investments and compare their programmes to others in the market has made the shortlist in the sustainability category at the Talk Talk Digital Heroes Awards. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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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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Energy bills consumers’ top winter budget worry

Almost half of UK consumers say their energy bill is their top spending priority this winter, ahead of their weekly shop and Christmas presents, according to a new poll. The survey, commissioned by ethical energy supplier Co-operative Energy, reveals that 49.3% of consumers identify their energy bills as their...


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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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People’s Climate March: World takes to the streets to demand climate change action

Thousands of people will take to the streets in New York on Sunday, joining hundreds of thousands more around the world, to demand action to stop climate change, as world leaders prepare to meet at the United Nations. In the global ‘People’s Climate’ march, people in more than 160...


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Leading UK charities call on government to tackle corporate human rights abuses abroad

A group of leading charities in the UK have launched a manifesto with recommendations to improve corporate sustainability and accountability in corporate human rights abuses abroad. The CORE Coalition, made up of Amnesty International, ActionAid, CAFOD, Friends of the Earth, Traidcraft and WWF, is calling on UK political parties...


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Acidic seas impairing fish species survival rates

High levels of carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans is impairing the survival mechanisms of species of fish, in particular predators like sharks who rely on their sense of smell to hunt. Two scientific studies have analysed the high levels of acidity in oceans and the subsequent effects on...


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People’s Climate March London: Creative plans to lead mass protests against fossil fuel industry

Sunday this weekend, a fossil free bloc at the peoples climate march in London, the world’s largest climate mobilisation of people, will demand divestment from fossil fuels, utilising creative methods to end political interference by the fossil fuel industry. The event has been organised ahead of the UN Climate...



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