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Climate Week Paris: no economic growth unless we tackle climate change, says Unilever boss

Business leaders and investors have gathered in Paris this week to discuss and demand climate measures to ensure long-term economic and environmental sustainability. The Climate Week Paris is organised by the Climate Group ahead of crucial UN talks in December 2015, when global leaders will gather in the French...


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Shell met by protestors in Seattle waters over Arctic drilling

Hundreds of people took to the water off Seattle near Shell’s Polar Pioneer drilling rig with kayaks and canoes to say no to recently approved plans to resume dangerous search for oil in Arctic waters. The ‘sHell No’ protest saw hundreds on kayaks, canoes and paddleboards on Sunday standing...


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Blue & Green and GreenWise Business create sustainable publishing powerhouse

Sustainability titles Blue & Green Tomorrow and GreenWise Business unite to create independent sustainable publishing powerhouse. GreenWise Business founder Louise Bateman is to become editor of Blue & Green, as title launches £260,000 Crowdcube share offer. Blue & Green Tomorrow, the fastest-growing sustainable lifestyle magazine in the UK, and...


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David Cameron: Green Investment Bank ‘world-leading institution for the energy of the future’

The Prime Minister has praised the UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) for its role in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon energy system, thanks to the capital invested in UK’s infrastructure and clean energy projects. Visiting the bank’s HQ in Edinburgh, Cameron said, “Almost five years ago to the...


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New polar shipping rules insufficient to protect ecosystems, campaigners say

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has approved a new legislation to prevent pollution and oil spills in polar waters, but environmental groups have argued these do not go far enough and called for a binding Polar Code for the Arctic. The IMO – the UN agency responsible for prevent...


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DYI solar project launched in Salford

People at Poorlots Allotments in Cadishead are being taught how to make solar panels, as a way to take control of their own bills and support renewable community energy projects. The Moss Community Energy initiative was launched on Saturday in Salford’s Cadishead suburb, following disappointment by locals about the...


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Charlize Theron: address global warming or expect ‘Mad Max scenario’

South African actress said an uncertain and dangerous future like the one portrayed in the movie Mad Max : Fury Road awaits humanity unless we succeed in solving social and environmental issues. George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road depicts a dystopian future with scarce resources, desert landscapes and collapsed...


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Solar road a great success

The world’s first solar road is generating more electricity than expected engineers have confirmed, just six months after initial launch. Dutch engineers built the project November last year as part of a three-year pilot. The 70 metre track between the Dutch suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer has embedded solar...


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English beaches likely to fail swimming standards

The Environment Agency has expressed concerns after it found that 25 beaches across England are likely to fail EU swimming standards. Beaches in Margate, Blackpool and Hastings are among those identified by the Environment Agency as likely to fail new water quality standards that come into force on Friday....


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Pope Francis: care for creation, sustainable development and climate change

Pope Francis will write a letter to 1.2bn Catholics all over the world, emphasising the importance on sustainable living, eradicating poverty and calling on world leaders to address climate change. The pope has been critical of high profile issues in the past. He has spoken out against the dangers...


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Alliance Trust to acquire new stockbroking business from Brewin Dolphin

Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) has announced the acquisition of Brewin Dolphin stockbroking business Stocktrade, which will help the group grow and increase the number of customers. Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) – which offers a wide range of sustainable investment options – is acquiring the execution-only stockbroking business Stocktrade for...


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2014 record year for UK’s renewable energy investment

Investment in the UK’s renewable energy set a new record in 2014 with £10.7 billion poured into the country’s sun and wind resources, according to new analysis by PwC. However, another £50 billion is needed by 2020 to meet renewables targets. The research led by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) on...


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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine divests from coal companies

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has become the first health research organisation to divest from coal companies because of the damage they cause to the environment and public health. LSHTM follows the universities of Glasgow, Bedfordshire and Soas, University of London, all of which previously...


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Edinburgh to host the Global Ethical Finance Forum in September

Middle East Global Advisors (MEGA) and the Scottish government have announced Edinburgh will be the venue for the event focused on responsible and ethical finance. The Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEFF) is organised in conjunction with the UK Islamic Finance Council and Thomson Reuters, to bring closer players in...


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Former Tory minister Gregory Barker joins the Climate Group’s board of trustees

Ex- minister for energy and climate change Greg Barker has become a trustee of the Climate Group – an international organisation focused on making businesses aware of low-carbon opportunity to fight climate change. Barker served under the last conservative government but stepped down in 2014 following cabinet reshuffle and...




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