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EU Capital Markets Union to include focus on long-term investment and trust

The European Commission has set out the priorities of the Capital Market Union, including a focus on the long-term and rebuilding trust in a Green Paper. However, a campaign group has said the proposals are “underdeveloped” in these areas.  European commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen explained that the Capital Markets...


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Ethical Tourism Conference to explore sector’s issues and solutions

An annual meeting and ethical tourism conference is set to take place on Saturday 7 February in Croydon Town Hall and will discuss how the industry is developing, an online ethical travel guide and future campaigns. The event is being organised by charity Tourism Concern, which argues that tourism...


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Looking back at… ethical retailers

More and more people are considering where they shop and the implications of their choices, from how companies impact the environment to how they treat employees, here we profile some ethical shopping options. To help us keep writing fantastic content like this and if you would like to invest...


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World can meet climate targets and live well, finds government initiative

The world can cut carbon emissions and limit global temperature increase to 2C whilst still prospering and maintaining lifestyles, according to new online tool the Global Calculator, a project led by the UK government. The initiative uses data reviewed by over 150 international experts and concludes that the world...


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Responsible tourism 2015: Harold Goodwin

Author and professor of responsible tourism at Manchester Metropolitan university, Harold Goodwin explains what responsible tourism is and why it is important. There is a litmus test for Responsible Tourism… and too many people are failing it. Responsible Tourism is not the same thing as sustainable tourism – when...


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The year ahead for Blue & Green Tomorrow

The year ahead is set to be a busy 12 months for Blue & Green Tomorrow, after many triumphs and a small setback in 2014 we’ve finalised our business and editorial calendar for 2015 ensuring that we remain the most widely read cheerleader for all things sustainable, as well...


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Green bond issuance triples in 2014

The green bond market saw incredible growth last year, reaching $36.6 billion (£24bn) issued by 73 different issuers, according to figures released by the Climate Bonds Initiative. The figure for 2014 is more than triple the number recorded in 2013. The growth takes the total amount of green bonds...


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Climate change could affect half of South West rail lines

Climate change and the associated increased risk of flooding in the UK could threaten up to half of the South West rail lines, according to an internal report at Network Rail. The UK has been ranked among the countries where flooding poses the greatest risk to economic output, research...


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Lake District and New Forest National Parks named top 100 sustainable destinations

UK national parks Lake District and New Forest are amongst tourism spots that have been named in the Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100. Despite scoring well across a range of categories, the findings suggest both destinations should work on a green tourism policy. The top 100 list was launched...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 3 December 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. Sustainable fuel could cut aviation emissions by 24% by 2050 E.ON to focus on renewables and spin off fossil fuels Government unveils...


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Sustainable fuel could cut aviation emissions by 24% by 2050

Using sustainable aviation fuels could cut the industry’s emissions by almost a quarter in the UK by 2050, whilst also generating economic value and creating jobs, according to a new report. The road-map, published by Sustainable Aviation, a coalition of the UK’s airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service...


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Government unveils £15bn road building plans

The government announced Britain’s “biggest and boldest” road building programme in a generation on Monday, unveiling plans to spend £15 billion over the next five years. The plans have been met with some criticism due to their lack of focus on sustainable transport. More than 80 new road schemes...


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World Responsible Tourism Awards highlight best in industry

The best players in the responsible tourism industry have been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony that aims to encourage and inspire the tourism industry to consider its impact. The World Responsible Tourism Awards were announced earlier this month to mark world responsible tourism day. The awards were presented...


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UN ethical tourism efforts praised

During a meeting in Rome, Italy, last week the World Committee on Tourism Ethics praised UN efforts to promote ethical behaviour in the travel industry, including initiatives on accessible tourism, trafficking and illegal trading. Minister for Culture and Tourism of Italy, Dario Franceschini commented, “In these difficult times, characterised...


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HS3 northern rail link given green light

The UK government has given the nod to a HS3 rail link, which would connect cities in the north of England, despite the controversy that has surrounded its predecessor HS2. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a new report the chair...



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