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Sacred Earth

Sacred Earth Communities Call for Climate Action

Faith communities across the world will come together on Sunday 12 June to celebrate a day called Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust. The day, which recognises the earth and global action on climate change, will see faith communities in 35 different countries celebrate through actions and events. The 12 June is...


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Scotland Must Recognise Renewable Potential, say WWF

WWF Scotland published its analysis of renewable energy power in Scotland yesterday. The analysis reviewed solar and wind power data provided by WeatherEnergy. Following the research, WWF Scotland are now calling on the Scottish Government to use the nation’s impressive renewable sources to their full potential. WWF Scotland want...


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UK Must Improve Low Carbon Efforts

Energy policy U-turns in 2015 may have lost the UK its lead in paving the way to a low carbon economy. A report published today by six of Britain’s leading development and environment organisations suggests that confidence in the UK’s domestic low carbon industries is falling, causing its global...


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ShareAction Launch Sustainable Responsible Investment Network

ShareAction, a responsible investment charity, is leading a Europe-wide team of think-tanks, campaign groups, NGOs, trade unions and faith groups to push sustainable and responsible investment in the continent. ShareAction will launch the never-before-seen collaboration, dubbed the European Responsible Investment Network (ERIN), at its two-day conference in Berlin today...


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EU Referendum Registration Deadline Extended

The deadline to vote in the EU referendum was originally midnight on Tuesday 7 June, but it has been extended. The decision was made after an enormous number of people tried to access the site on Tuesday evening and the Cabinet Office’s Register to Vote website crashed, leaving around...


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Luxembourg Stock Exchange Becomes Climate Bonds Partner

In an announcement yesterday it was revealed that the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) is now officially a Climate Bonds Partner. LuxSE, the leading stock exchange for international bond listing, has taken a number of steps help transition into a low-carbon economy. In 2007 it became the first stock exchange...


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CGF Are Making Zero Deforestation Progress

The Global Canopy Programme (GCP) have published a new report called Turning collective commitment into action: Assessing progress by Consumer Goods Forum members towards achieving deforestation-free supply chains. The report finds that Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) members are winning the fight to move towards zero deforestation, but more needs...


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Arctic Climate Change Could Have Knock-on Effect

Greenpeace has published research that finds climate change impacts in the Arctic could change the weather in the northern hemisphere. The study found that melting ice and sea level rise in the Arctic may alter weather patterns, causing for example, hotter, drier summers for some areas and wetter summers...


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Good Energy Launch Renewable Share Offer

Good Energy, a renewable energy supplier, is raising a £3.1 million investment through a share offer. Good Energy wants to give its customers more involvement in ownership and is encouraging them to get invest. Today’s share offer gives customers the option to support the company’s mission to transform the...


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FTSE Russell Reviews FTSE4Good Index

FTSE Russell has made changes to its FTSE4Good Index Series after a semi-annual review. The global index provider has made its inclusion criteria tougher, but whilst 43 companies have been removed from the index, they have welcomed 77 new members. The majority of new companies are from the USA,...


RenewableUK

Blyth Wind Farm Set for Construction

EDF Energy Renewables announced yesterday that it is to start construction work on an offshore windfarm in Blyth. EDF Energy Renewables are expected to use revolutionary technology including 66 kilovolt cabling and concrete gravity base foundations. This will be the first time anything of the sort has been used...


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Moxia and ScottishPower Launch Smart Battery

Moxia Technology have teamed up with ScottishPower to produce an innovative smart battery. Moxia’s smart battery, manufactured by Maslow, is expected to help homeowners use more of the energy they generate whilst at the same time save them money. Moxia has said their product is a good example of...


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Report Finds Employment Inequalities After “Time Out” Penalty

Resolution Foundation, an independent think tank, has produced a report that highlights differences in employment prospects between disabled people and non-disabled people who have been unemployed for over a year. The publication finds that the odds of a disabled person returning to work after this period of time are reduced...


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PensionDanmark Discuss Sustainability at Green Growth Forum

PensionDanmark, one of the largest pension funds in Europe, attended the Global Green Growth Forum 2016 Summit yesterday. The aim of the Summit was to discuss how to meet the Development Goals set out by the Paris Agreement last year. At the event, PensionDanmark put forward innovative Danish investment solutions that...


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BLUE Unveil Solent Oyster Plan

Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) has revealed its plan to reintroduce oysters to the Solent. The Solent, the area of water in between the Isle of Wight and mainland England, was once thriving with oysters – so much so that it supported the biggest oyster fishery in Europe. BLUE are...