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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 12 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.

Royal Society guide aims to remove bias from climate science

Study: over 5 trillion pieces of plastic now in the ocean

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

Low-carbon energy subsidies equivalent to taking 10 million cars off the road

Ed Davey: investors should be informed of fossil fuel investment risks


12 December headlines

Lima climate talks agree on just one paragraph of the deal with 24 hours left

Negotiators working on a deal to fight climate change have agreed on just a single paragraph of text, casting a shadow over the prospects for a strong outcome in Lima. Guardian.

Green Deal fund exhausts £24m in just a day

Twenty-four hours into the government’s Green Deal cashback relaunch and £24 million of taxpayers’ money put aside for solid wall insulation has already dry. Telegraph.

Global group of Catholic bishops call for end to fossil fuels

Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty. BBC.

EU plans to scrap laws on clean air and waste recycling

EU plans to tackle air pollution that causes tens of thousands of premature deaths and make countries recycle more of their rubbish are to be scrapped, according to leaked documents. Guardian.

Ofgem fines energy companies £4.6m for failing to insulate homes

Britain’s biggest energy companies have been hit with a multi-million pound fine for failing to provide free insulation for thousands of low-income households. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Will Kerry strike gold at Lima climate talks? – BBC

Climate change and geoengineering – The Economist

International law stays silent on the responsibility for climate change – Guardian

The 7 psychological reasons that are stopping us from acting on climate change – Washington Post

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