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Oxfam: inaction and financial short-termism putting millions at climate change risk

A “toxic triangle” of political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests is preventing action to curb climate change, putting millions of people at risk of food and water shortages, Oxfam has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a...


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National Audit Office to investigate Hinckley Point C subsidies

The financial watchdog has announced it is to investigate whether the subsidy scheme for the UK’s new nuclear plant will represent value for money, shortly after the European Commission declared the UK is not breaching state aid and competition rules. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder...


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SolarCity offers $200m green bonds to retail investors

SolarCity, the leading US installer of residential solar systems, is to offer green bonds directly to consumers, allowing individuals to benefit from the investment opportunity of renewable energy. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The California-based company will issue $200 million (£124.9m) in...


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MSCI launches fossil fuel free investment indexes

Provider of investment decision support tools MSCI has announced the launch of a set of benchmarks to help investors eliminate or reduce fossil fuel investments from their portfolios. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The MSCI Global Fossil Fuels Exclusion Indexes, a...


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Over £800,000 equity investment raised for social and impact investing

ClearlySo has raised about £804,000 equity from investors, including Big Society Capital, to be directed to supporting businesses and organisations that have a positive impact on society. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. ClearlySo raises capital for businesses and charities...


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Fracking boom will increase global carbon emissions, scientists warn

A global fracking boom will not help prevent climate change, as cheap shale gas would displace cleaner renewable energy and actually increase carbon emissions, according to a new study. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Because the burning of shale gas, extracted...


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Green app launched to help retailers with energy efficiency

The Resource Efficient Scotland programme has unveiled the Green Retail App, a tool for small size shops and retailers to save on water, energy and waste. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The app has been developed by Enscape Consulting...


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University of Leeds to buy only ethically sourced electronic equipment

The University of Leeds has signed up to Electronics Watch, which monitors the electronics industry for labour exploitation, and will now source only ethically produced equipment for its students. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The school has joined other...


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FCA launches investment scam awareness campaign

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to launch a new advertising campaign warning against investment scams, funded by the recovered proceeds of crime. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The campaign will warn potential victims of investment fraud, which typically targets older...


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Family farming to be the focus of 2014 World Food Day

This year’s World Food Day will focus on family and small scale farming as ways to improve food security and protect the environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. October 16, 1981 was the date in which the UN’s Food...


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Free trade is a ‘myth’ that has failed, says Fairtrade CEO

The free market has proved unable to eradicate social injustice and has become nothing but a ‘myth’, the Fairtrade Foundation’s chief has said during the event that marked 20 years of the organisation’s mark. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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Sea levels to rise by 1.8 meters in worst-case climate scenario

Global sea levels could rise by 1.8 meters by the end of the century in a worst-case climate change scenario, a new study has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  In a paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, scientists estimate...


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Pentagon warns of climate change security threat

Climate change presents a global security threat, increasing the risk of terrorism and conflict, and will fundamentally change the way the US military operates, the Pentagon has warned. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  In a landmark new report, the US Department...


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Global renewable energy investment up 11% in promising third quarter

Investment into renewable energy totalled almost $65 billion (£40.8bn) in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 11% on the same period last year, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The report, from analysts Clean Energy...


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CDP: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Unilever leaders in tackling climate change

Across nearly 2,000 listed companies, some are now showing a ‘superior’ approach at tackling climate change, saving money and gaining investors’ trust, according to information requested by investors managing $92 trillion and collected in a new index by CDP. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...



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