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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 2 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.

Stranded assets and climate change on Bank of England agenda

Carbon Tracker launches new tool to manage carbon investment risks

Prince Charles: A healthy planet means healthier people

Study: global warming ‘pause’ caused by natural climate cycles

Santander commits to cutting funding for deforestation firm


2 March headlines

Coalition can live up to its climate to be the ‘greenest government ever’ says Lib Dem secretary

The Coalition can live up to its claims to be the “greenest government ever” says Ed Davey, the energy secretary. But votes must keep the Liberal Democrats in power to ensure the environmental remains top of the government’s agenda, he added. Independent.

China’s bursting coal bubble raises fear of stranded assets

China’s love affair with coal has come to an abrupt end, with figures released last week showing that consumption fell in 2014 for the first time in 14 years. The shift means it could now be the right time for investors to review their exposure to the commodity. Telegraph.

Members of €32bn Danish pension funds to vote on fossil fuel divestment

Hundreds of thousands of academics, engineers and lawyers in Denmark are set to vote on divesting their €32 billion pension funds from the fossil fuels that drive climate change. Guardian.

MPs’ plan to cut air pollution near schools rejected by government

A generation of children will grow up with their live blighted by illegally high levels of air pollution after the government rejected proposals to protects schools in the worst affects areas, MPs claim. Independent.

World’s first lagoon power plants unveiled in UK

Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK. The six lagoons will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines. BBC.


Interesting picks

What happened to the lobbyists who tried to reshape the US view of climate change? – Guardian

Generating returns from renewables – Financial Times

Green investments are good ones – Wall Street Journal

Prince William will take plight of Africa’s elephants ‘behind enemy lines’ in China – Guardian

Tapping the potential of responsible investing by debunking myths – Investment News

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