Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 2 October 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.

Investors asked to disclose climate change risks

Cameron cuts climate change from conference speech

90% of CEOs believe businesses should have a social purpose

India to become ‘renewables superpower’ but coal still needed, says energy minister

US carbon standards could save thousands of lives every year


2 October headlines

Hong Kong: China hardens stance on protests as students demand CEO resign

Beijing hardened its line on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Thursday, as students sat in front of government offices in the region demanding the chief executive’s resignation by the end of the day. Guardian

Argentina’s central bank chief quits

Argentina’s central bank governor, Juan Carlos Fábrega, resigned on Wednesday, a day after being criticised in public by President Cristina Fernández as the peso currency comes under growing pressure. Financial Times

Wind farm investment initiatives that are blowing nothing but good

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has a role in funding the UK’s largest community-owned commercial-scale wind farm, Beinn Ghrideag in the Western Isles. Herald Scotland

Canada switches on world’s first carbon capture power plant

Canada has switched on the first large-scale coal-fired power plant fitted with a technology that proponents say enables the burning of fossil fuels without tipping the world into a climate catastrophe. Guardian

Climate change blamed for beaching of 35000 walruses

At least 35,000 Pacific walruses have beached themselves on a remote Alaskan coastline in a phenomenon blamed on the melting of arctic ice due to climate change, experts say. ABC

Interesting picks

Sharks can be ‘social or solitary’ BBC

It’s Time to Stop Subsidizing Fossil FuelsWall Street Journal

Canary Wharf owner sells 50 Bank Street to Hong Kong investorGuardian

LNG boom fuels Australia hopesFT

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