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Climate-aligned bonds grow 20% to reach $600bn

Over the last decade almost $600 billion (£390bn) worth of climate-related bonds have been issued, with the last year seeing a 20% increase, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative’s new report. The annual report was commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence. Zoe Knight, head of the...


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Ambitious policy ‘essential’ to transforming UK energy, say scientists

In order to meet carbon targets set for 2050 the UK government needs to take action now and set out an ambitious policy package to transform the energy system, according to research led by University College London (UCL) scientists. The study analysed potential pathways the UK could take to...


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Report: economic growth and achieving emissions targets possible

A new report has set out ten key economic opportunities that could help close the emissions gap while allowing economies to continue growing. The paper, from the Global Commission on the Economy and the Climate, calls for stronger cooperation between governments, businesses, investors, cities and communities. The report –...


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Coal-fired electricity investment threatens climate goals, warns OECD head

Angel Gurria, secretary general of the OECD, has called on governments to rethink the role of coal in energy supply, arguing the scale of investment being made in coal-fired electricity generation poses the “most urgent threat” to our climate. While Gurria noted that coal might be cheaper than other...


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Infographics for Independence Day – 4th July 2015

As our American cousins celebrate the Declaration of Independence from George III’s United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, we the people have gathered some infographics that reflect on that great nation. We hope you enjoy them. Happy Independence Day… mutter, grumble… Here’s a handy timeline from 1763 to 1787,...


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DECC budget cuts could put energy and climate plans at risk

Budget cuts to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) could have a major impact on innovation research, energy efficiency and the UK’s ability to meet climate change goals, according to a report from thinktank Green Alliance. The paper comes ahead of next week’s budget. The report –...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 3 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. US and China among counties unveiling climate pledges Investors back White House and call for strong standard on methane emissions Fracking could...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 2 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. 100 philanthropic organisations have pledged to divest from fossil fuels Airports Commission backs Heathrow expansion Government should explain onshore wind subsidy alternative,...


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Government should explain onshore wind subsidy alternative, committee says

The Committee on Climate Change has said that the government should explain what impact ending onshore wind subsidies early could have and how it plans to ensure climate change targets are met without it. The government announced last month that new onshore wind farms would be excluded from a...


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Airports Commission backs Heathrow expansion

The Airports Commission has recommended Heathrow as the preferred site of London’s new runway. The decision has been met with opposition from campaign groups. The decision follows three years of consultations and the government will now make a choice. The £17 billion expansion plan, which would see a third...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 1 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Government faces increasing costs if it fails to act quickly on climate, warns report Obama and Attenborough discuss climate change Climate negotiations...


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Climate negotiations ‘far too slow’, says UN chief

Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the UN, has said climate change negotiations are going “far too slow” and urged governments, business leaders and communities to work together towards a solution. The comments come ahead of world leaders meeting in Paris in December to agree on a universal climate change...


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Government faces increasing costs if it fails to act quickly on climate, warns report

Early action from the new government is needed to keep the UK’s emissions reduction targets on track and to adapt to climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned. Without “urgent action” the government is likely to face increasing costs and impacts, the report adds. The report...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 30 June headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. European banks failing to adequately integrate environmental and social risks, says study OECD: energy taxes ‘misaligned’ with climate change impacts Renewables could...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 26 June headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. G7 study: climate change a ‘global security threat’ Government to sell stake in Green Investment Bank Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon...