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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 7 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.

Governments have failed to protect wildlife, UN biodiversity report finds

Energy efficiency targets could boost UK economy by £62bn

Thousands march to demand end to rhino and elephant poaching

UK could be sharing economy hub, says government adviser

Lib Dem conference: activists approve climate change policies


7 October headlines 

Farmers fear fracking could spell financial ruin

Farmers fear they could face financial ruin from government plans to allow fracking beneath their land without compensation, the National Farmers’ Union has warned. Telegraph.

Nobel laureates call for a revolutionary shift in how humans use resources

Eleven Nobel laureates will pool their clout to sound a warning, declaring that mankind is living beyond its means and darkening its future. Guardian.

Solar power market could hit 200GW milestone by year end

NPD Solarbuzz predicits nearly 20GW of new capacity will be added globally in fourth quarter. Business Green. 

Lib Dems could change position on airport expansion

The Liberal Democrats are heading for a possible U-turn over their opposition to airport expansion. BBC.

Chinese investors surged into EU at height of debt crisis

As investors fled Europe in the worst days of its sovereign debt crisis, China-based companies moved in the other direction and surged in, with cash flowing from China into some of the hardest-hit countries of the eurozone periphery. FT.


Interesting picks:

Break up the Treasury to tackle our major environmental challenges Guardian.

Wonga crisis: Payday lenders forced to shut up shop Independent

Investing in ‘sound ethical practices’ is on the increase FT Adviser

‘Inspiration, not just grim reality, needed to engage millennials on sustainability’ Guardian

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