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DiCaprio: ‘solving climate change is not about politics, it’s about survival’

Climate change is not about politics but about survival, said Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio in a speech to world and business leaders at the UN climate summit in New York on Tuesday. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. DiCaprio was...


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Boris Johnson’s prize for reducing pollution criticised by campaigners

The mayor of London Boris Johnson has won a prestigious award for efforts to improve air quality in the city through low-emission taxis and a new carbon accounting standard, but the prize has been criticised by the opposition and pressure groups that noted London is still far from having...


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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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Climate change is solvable and is ‘a great opportunity’

In a video presented at the UN climate summit in New York and narrated by actor Morgan Freeman, the world’s leaders have been urged to take action to solve the challenges posed by climate change and use the opportunities it offers to create a sustainable future. Blue & Green...


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Barclays fined £37.5m by City regulator

A record fine of £37.5 million has been issued to Barclays bank by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for putting £16.5 billion of client assets at unnecessary risk, in the event that the bank had become insolvent. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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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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Google pulls funding for climate sceptic group

Google has labelled its funding of political group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which denies manmade climate change and has opposed efforts to reduce emissions, as a “mistake”. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google,...


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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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Church of Sweden completes fossil fuels divestment as movement doubles in one year

As a group of institutions and foundations reveals a $50 billion shift from fossil fuels to cleaner investments, the Church of Sweden, one of the first to join a growing movement calling for ditching dirty energy holdings, has completed the divestment process and is now officially fossil-free. Blue &...


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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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Rockefellers amongst philanthropists committing to fossil fuel divestment

Philanthropists and foundations, including the heirs to the Rockefeller family, have pledged to rid themselves of more than $50 billion (£30.5m) in fossil fuel assets, as the divestment movement gathers pace. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Other new members...



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