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- Emma Thompson joins Greenpeace celebration as Shell announce end of #Arctic oil drilling
- CBI chief urges UK to champion low carbon world at Paris: Full Speech
- Al Gore questions UK Government’s commitment on green buildings
17 April headlines
BP investors turn up the heat over climate change
BP shareholder have overwhelmingly backed demands led by the Church of England and institutional investors requiring the oil major to be more open about how climate change might affect its business. Financial Times.
CEOs managing $1.2 trillion want climate action now
The bosses of 43 companies, including Ikea, Dow Chemical and HSBC have called for swift action on climate change, a sign businesses are prepared for a UN deal this year on limiting fossil fuel emissions. Bloomberg.
EU clears path for 17 new GM foods
Seventeen new genetically modified food products will be authorised for import to Europe before the end of May in a significant acceleration of biotech trade. Guardian.
Warning over aerosol climate fix
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in “different” climate change, rather than its elimination, new research results suggest. BBC.
Divestment campaign keeps its message simple – Financial Times
How green is the Conservatives manifesto? – Telegraph
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