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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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High costs and a greener China expected to dampen thermal coal industry

New research by the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) has identified major financial risks for future investments in the international coal industry, supposedly caused by a domino effect initiated by slowing demand in China. The research, published earlier this week has determined that the industry as a whole could potentially...


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Disappointment as South Atlantic whale sanctuary fails at IWC

Humane Society International (HSI) have expressed “bitter disappointment” as a proposal was rejected by a Japanese led coalition at the annual International Whale Conference (IWC) earlier this week. The proposal was led by a joint coalition, including Brazil, Argentina, Gabon, South Africa and Uruguay for a South Atlantic whale...


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Scottish independence: Alex Salmond to resign

Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), is to stand down after the Scottish public rejected independence in Thursday’s historic referendum. Announcing his resignation on Friday, Salmond revealed he will remain in the role until mid-November, when the SNP will vote for...


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Empowering indigenous people effective to tackle climate change and deforestation – report

NGOs, governments and investors have been asked to recognise and strengthen indigenous peoples’ rights to forests, as a way to reduce poverty, ensure forest and human protection and reduce the effects of climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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MSCI identifies governance and privacy concerns at Alibaba

As Chinese online giant Alibaba delivered the world’s biggest initial public offering (IPO), MSCI, a provider of investment decision support tools, has warned that governance and security at the firm could impact on future value. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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UN climate summit: wealthy nations urged to donate to Green Climate Fund

As world leaders meet next week to plot the battle against climate change, representatives of richer nations will be tested for their willingness to foot the climate change bill for their poorer neighbours, the UN has said. On September 23, 125 world leaders will convene in New York, alongside...


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Research: stock prices ‘positively influenced’ by sustainable practices

Sustainable investment and profitability can go hand in hand, according to a new report that found sustainable practices ‘positively influenced’ stock prices. The authors of the report predict that including sustainability factors will become the norm in investment processes in the coming years. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Leading institutional investors call for ambitious climate deal

Ahead of a meeting of world leaders in New York to discuss a climate deal next week, more than 340 global institutional investors, representing over $24 trillion (£14.6tn) in assets, have called for governments to take action and provide a stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon price. Blue &...


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Prince Charles: climate action ‘the only rational choice’

Action to curb climate change need not be bad for business or contrary to economic interests, but is in fact “the only rational choice”, Prince Charles will tell world leaders at a crucial UN summit. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In...


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World population expected to grow to 11bn in 2100

The number of people on the planet is projected to keep rising to the end of the century to 11 billion individuals without stabilising, putting enormous pressure on natural resources, societies, health services and the environment, a new study has said. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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Scottish independence: Scots vote to stay in the UK by 55% to 45%

Some 2,001,926 people in Scotland have voted for the union against 1,617,989 who wanted independence, with Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond calling for promises of more powers and autonomy to be honoured. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The result...


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Antarctic sea ice reaches record high levels as Arctic levels hit record low

Scientists have confirmed that the extent in which Antarctic sea ice cover has reached is the highest since records began, as they announced earlier this week that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its sixth lowest level ever. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...



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