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UN’s Ban Ki-moon: we must act on climate change now

The whole world must be engaged and take action to curb climate change now if we are to avoid crossing the agreed 2C warming limit, the secretary-general of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, has said during a speech in Lima, Peru. The remarks have been made at the 20th Conference...


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Report calls on researchers to step-change to address world challenges

If the world is to address the serious environmental, social and economic challenges it currently faces than a step-change in research is needed, according to a new report. The report – Strategic Research Agenda 2014 – has been published by Future Earth, a global research platform that brings together...


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Helen Mirren and Michael Palin amongst celebrities backing #GivingTuesday

Celebrities, businesses and charities have signed up as partners to the UK’s first #GivingTuesday, part of a global campaign designed to promote giving in the run up to the festive period. #GivingTuesday falls directly after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, days that are associated with pre-Christmas consumerism. The global...


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Climate change to amplify risk of conflict

A combination of climate change and food insecurity, which could be heightened by changing weather patters, is amplifying the risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 counties, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The...


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Unsustainable population rise is unstoppable, scientists warn

Not even a global one-child policy or a devastating third world war would reduce the human population to sustainable levels, a study has found. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...


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55 studies find climate change causes conflict

A new analysis from the National Bureau of Economic Research has amalgamated the findings of 55 studies and concluded that there is a relationship between the effects of climate change and the rise of violent conflict. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Half of financial consumers would ditch providers for unethical activities

Around half of all customers of all financial products and services would consider switching providers if they learned their money was being used unethically, a new poll has revealed. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The survey, commissioned by responsible investment research...


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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee, the legendary former editor of the Washington Post who oversaw the uncovering of the Watergate scandal, died at the age of 93 on Tuesday.    The celebrated editor, who became a national figure when he stood...


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Good Money Week 2014: what’s on?

Good Money Week 2014 is here. For seven days, running from October 19 to 25, investors, finance professionals, charities, churches and more will congregate at events up and down the UK to discuss, debate and champion ethical, sustainable and responsible investment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running 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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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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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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Performers disrupt Shell-sponsored exhibition at the National Gallery

Activists protesting against art’s ties with the fossil fuel industry have performed a musical demonstration during the media launch of the Rembrandt exhibition at the National Gallery, which has been sponsored by Shell and staffed by a private security firm, instead of the gallery’s workers. Blue & Green Tomorrow...


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Green Party to take legal advice over leaders’ debate snub

The Green Party of England and Wales has said it may take legal action after reports indicated it will be left out of televised party leader debates next year, while UKIP looks set to feature. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In the...


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Pay gap between private and public sector increasing – report

Pay levels in the private sector are back to pre-crisis level, according to an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), which suggests private sector pay is likely to rise faster over the coming years while pay in the public sector falls. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...



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