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Catholic Communities Divest Fossil Fuels

Catholic organisations have joined forces and announced their divestment of fossil fuels today. Four Catholic organisations have collaborated and will sell their investments in coal, oil, and gas companies – something that’s never been seen before. The announcement comes on the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology, Laudato...


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Rainforest Alliance Audits Help Improve Sustainability

Carbon projects underway across the globe are seeking to tackle climate change and improve land-use techniques, management and execution. Programs including the WithOneSeed Program are set up to help communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve soil quality and nurture local waterways. One area that is benefiting from carbon projects...


Greenpeace

Munduruku Indigenous Peoples Rally to Save Tapajos from Dam Construction

The Munduruku Indigenous Peoples came together with Greenpeace Brazil for an unofficial demarcation of their Brazilian Amazonian land. The community-led demarcation, which includes putting up signs to mark the territory, is part of a campaign to save the Tapajos River from the construction of São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT)...


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Global Winners Honoured for Sustainable Energy Innovation

The Ashden Awards, a celebration of international innovation and creativity in the sustainable energy industry. At this year’s Ashden Awards twelve organisations from across the globe have been announced as winners. Winners were presented with their Award at a ceremony hosted by BBC journalist Mishal Husain at the Royal...


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Multi-Million Pound Renewables Contract Signed in Scotland

Minister for Energy, Business and Innovation Paul Wheelhouse joined Global Energy Group Chairman, Roy MacGregor, and senior executives from SSE, Siemens and Scottish Renewables for a multi-million pound contract signing at Nigg Energy Park today. The Energy Park is soon to be used during construction of an 80-turbine offshore...


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National Living Wage Boosts Pay Growth

Labour market statistics have revealed that in the last few months real wage growth has increased and unemployment has dropped. The Resolution Foundation has said that the positive news is due to a surge in pay by the new National Living Wage. The Foundation says that it is encouraging...


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Stockholm Withdraw Fossil Fuel Investment

Fossil Free Stockholm has announced that the Swedish capital has withdrawn investment from coal, oil and gas companies. The citizen-led group has been campaigning for a year and a half and today they declared the victory. The change in Stockholm’s investment policy has seen around 30 million SEK from...


Greenpeace

Greenpeace Expose IOI’s Indonesian Forest Fires

Greenpeace International has published an analysis report into the IOI Group. The research shows the scale of fires in and around the IOI Group’s palm oil concessions in Indonesia. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RDPO) met in Milan, Spain, for its European Summit last week. The RSPO suspended...


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Yorkshire Fracking Decision Was Unlawful, Say Campaigners

North Yorkshire County Council approved plans for fracking near Ryedale at the end of last month, but campaigners believe the decision was made unlawfully. Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale say North Yorkshire County Council hasn’t considered the impact fracking has on climate change and have written...


Corporate Europe Observatory

Toxic Chemical Report Published Ahead of EU Decision

A week today, on Wednesday 22 June, the European Commission will come together to make a decision over endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Today, ahead of next Wednesday’s decision, Stéphane Horel, Journalist at the Corporate Europe Observatory has published a report focused on Europe’s EDC journey so far. Horel’s report...


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Scientists Say Man-Made Climate Change Caused France Downpour

At the end of May parts of France were hit with days of heavy downpours, causing significant damage and flooding. Scientists at the World Weather Attribution (WWA) have now suggested that human-caused climate change is one of the main reasons for the three-day rainstorm. The scientists analysed observational data and...


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Improved Food Waste Sustainability Could Feed Millions

FareShare, the food redistribution charity, has received a record breaking amount of food in the last year. FareShare revealed that it was able to distribute enough food in 2015/16 to provide 18.3 million meals to people in need, and most of 9,070 tonnes of food was saved from becoming...


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Campaigners Collaborate to End Amazon Mega-Dam Plans

The Brazilian Government want to build a minimum of five mega-dams on the Tapajos River where 12,000 Munduruku Indigenous Peoples live. The river, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, is also home to a wide variety of rare and endangered species of animals, birds and plants. The Munduruku...


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Global Wind Day Recognises Worldwide Renewable Energy

Global Wind Day takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 15 June, around the globe. The international event aims to encourage wind discovery, its power, and the way it can be used to change the world. A variety of public events will be on offer including the chance to visit wind farms,...


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Oil and Gas Conference Must Acknowledge Climate Crisis, Say Campaigners

Environment campaigners have condemned the Oil and Gas Conference for ignoring the climate crisis. The yearly Oil and Gas Conference is currently taking place in Aberdeen, Scotland, but campaigners say it has overlooked the need to make sure Scotland has a clean energy future. Today Roseanna Cunningham revealed that...