Blue & Green Daily: Monday 10 March 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.

2014: the year of women’s investment?

Crimea, the carbon bubble and climate change

Coal mining’s lasting legacy in West Virginia: cancer and birth defects

Energy, pensions and banks: can we fix our broken markets for the long-term?

China: developed nations should take the lead on climate change


10 March headlines

Scientists discover more gases attacking ozone layer

Scientists have discovered four more new man-made gases in the atmosphere that they say are eating into the ozone layer more than 20 years after governments stated phasing out such substances. It is thought the gases may be being emitted from chemicals used to make insecticides and solvents for cleaning electronic components. Financial Times.

Co-op defends plans for bumper CEO pay packet

The Co-operative group has defended plans to pay new chief executive Euan Sutherland more than £3.6 million for his first year in the job. The group said the proposed pay package – almost treble that paid to his predecessor – was necessary as the Co-op sought to recover from the biggest crisis in its 150-year history. Telegraph.

Plaid Cymru’s Jill Evans urges ‘keep focus on climate crisis’

The EU must not “lose sight of the climate crisis”, Plaid Cymru’s MEP has told her party conference. She added that the challenge posed by climate change was “as real” as the economic crisis and called for Wales and the EU to work together to exploit the nation’s renewable energy potential. BBC.

Scottish independence: Alliance Trust warns of concerns ahead of Scottish referendum

Alliance Trust has warned it could move parts of its business out of Scotland if the country votes for independence. The FTSE 250 investment manager named four issued of particular concern: jurisdiction and taxation of individual savings and pension plans, financial services regulation and consumer protection, currency and membership of the European Union. Independent.

Switzerland seeks precision as 30 nations shape carbon markets

Nations setting up carbon markets must standardize their emission-reduction benchmarks to ensure international efforts to limit global warming stay on track, according to Switzerland’s climate envoy. At least 30 of 200 countries meeting at talks this week in Bonn are developing carbon trading systems. Bloomberg.


Interesting picks

Global warming is a misleading term because it actually sounds quite nice – Guardian

Nanomaterial breakthrough could lead to more efficient electronics – Green Futures

Why are markets inefficient and what can be done about it? – Financial Times

Cheap batteries will revolutionise the renewable energy market – Guardian


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