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Earth Day: public urged to take climate action

To mark the 45th Earth Day people around the world are being urged to take action and show their support for creating a more sustainable world. The first Earth Day on April 22 1970 activated 20 million Americans, it has since grown to include 50,000 partners in 192 countries...


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Climate will irrevocably change unless bold action is taken, scientists warn

Unless world leaders take bold climate action this year a number of tipping points could be crossed, resulting in a “vastly different climate” and far-reaching, devastating consequences, scientists have warned. In a written statement 17 scientists have set out their argument for climate action as well as eight key...


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Survey: wealthiest should donate 25% of money to good causes

The British public would like to see the wealthiest in society donate more to worthy causes, according to a new poll, with answers revealing Brits believe the rich should give away 25% of their money. The survey, conducted by Populus for the Charities Aid Foundation, asked over 2,000 UK...


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Businesses to showcase pledges and call for policies at climate summit

For the first time major international business networks have joined together for a conference on climate change. The event will see over 1,000 businesses, investors and policymakers make the case for action to limit global warming to 2C. The conference will take place in Paris at the UNESCO headquarters...


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Renewable investors face growing risks as policies evolve

Investors that back renewable energy projects in Europe are being urged to gain an deeper understanding of the market and its value as many existing government supports are winding down or being replaced. Globally $270 billion (£182bn) was invested in and committed to renewables last year. Despite the challenges...


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#GE2015 Election Debates: Environment and Climate Change

Andrew Neil and the BBC’s environment analyst Roger Harrabin were joined yesterday by leading politicians to debate climate change, energy prices and the countryside. You can view the debate for the next 29 days here. On the panel were Caroline Flint (Labour), Matthew Hancock (Conservative), Andrew Cooper (Green), Ed...


Air emissions by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Climate pledges don’t go far enough, say scientists

Climate change pledges made by countries ahead of a UN summit later this year are not ambitious enough to limit warming to the internationally agreed 2C, according to scientists from the Climate Action Tracker (CAT). CAT as an independent scientific analysis produced by four research organisations – Climate Analytics,...


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#GE2015 Vote for Polices hits 502,000 surveys completed

Over half a million people have now completed the Vote for Policies survey. At this point in 2010 there were just over 150,000 survey results. With voter registration closed and postal votes starting we are now in the final stages of the general election. You still have time to match...


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SOAS academics call on University of London to divest from fossil fuels

Staff at SOAS, University of London, have called on the educational institution’s management to divest from fossil fuels, citing an ethical duty. Some 63 members of staff have signed a letter calling on the director and chair of the governing body to cut polluting energy sources out of its...


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Seven in ten CEOs convinced of the value of sustainability

Almost 70% of CEOs understand the value and importance of sustainability within their organisation, according to a survey conducted for Ethical Corporation’s State of Sustainability 2015 report. The report is the first annual survey that aims to gauge the current state of corporate responsibility and sustainability around the world....


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Conservatives and Labour vie to create vast marine protection areas

Both main political parties have now pledged to create vast ocean reserves around UK overseas territories. Last week it was the Conservatives adopting the campaign of Zac Goldsmith and this week it was Labour putting forward an even more ambitious plan. The Labour plan, to be announced in this...


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Ethical spending up 9% as UK consumer awareness increases

As awareness of ethical issues grow, UK consumers are increasingly opting to spend their money with brands that reflect their values and think about the impact their money is having, according to a new report. The Annual Report from Ethical Consumer has been published since 1999 and is deigned...


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Poll: government planning system not equipped for sustainable economy transition

Three quarters of environment and sustainability professionals do not believe the current government planning system is equipped to aid the UK’s transition to a sustainable economy, according to a poll from the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA). The survey results come as political parties continue to campaign...


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Roadmap needed to ensure future water security, say World Water Forum delegates

Ensuring the world has a secure supply of water in the future is one of the many challenges associated with climate change and sustainability. Delegates of the World Water Forum, hosted by the World Water Council, have urged countries to deliver a roadmap on the issue. The seventh World...


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Blue & Green affiliate Etsy valued at £2.7bn at IPO

$2 billion worth of goods was bought through Etsy last year. Etsy rang the open for their Nasdaq listing on Thursday. Early trading saw their shares soar by 120%. We’re delighted for them and that they’re one of affiliate partners. Etsy was one of the companies we chose to...



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