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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 19 September 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.

Met Office warns of high pollution levels in southeast England

New series demonstrates climate change impacts on businesses

Two of the ‘big six’ energy providers among worst brands for customer service

Charities are the ‘glue of UK society’, report finds

Ban Ki-Moon to take part to climate march during UN climate summit


19 September headlines

Salmond’s dream over as Scotland votes No to independence

Alex Salmond’s dream of Scottish independence was dashed today after voters threw their support behind the UK in a result that promises to bury the separation issue for at least a generation. The Times.

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

The world’s population is now odds-on to swell ever-higher for the rest of the century, posing grave challenges for food supplies, healthcare and social cohesion. A ground-breaking analysis shows there is a 70% change that the number of people on the planet will rise continuously from 7 billion today to 11 billion in 2100. Guardian.

Investors call for climate change deal

Institutional investors managing £15 trillion of assets have called for an ambitious global climate deal to give them certainty to invest in clean technology. More than 340 institutions have called for strong policies to drive action on climate change. Guardian.

Time is right for global focus on forest land rights

Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world’s tropical forest, a report says. But existing initiatives to tackle deforestation were poorly suited to deal with the issue, it added. BBC.


Interesting picks

Will China’s great fracking leap help it wean off coal? – Guardian

Millennials and the growth of sustainable investing – Triple Pundit

Sylvia Earle on eating fish: ‘Think of them as wildlife, first and foremost’ – Guardian

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