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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 22 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.

UN climate summit: ‘fair share’ system proposed to cut global emissions

Desmond Tutu: ‘Nobody should profit from climate change suffering’

People’s Climate march: World takes to the streets to demand climate change action

Leading UK charities call on government to tackle corporate human rights abuses abroad

High costs and greener China expected to dampen thermal coal industry


22 September headlines

Climate change summit: Global rallies demand action

Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marches in more than 2,000 locations worldwide. The People’s Climate March is campaigning for curbs on carbon emissions, ahead of the UN climate summit in New York. BBC.

Record CO2 emissions ‘committing world to dangerous climate change’

Children born today will see the world committed to dangerous and irreversible levels of climate change by their young adulthood at current rates, as the world pour a record amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere this year. Guardian.

China beats Europe in per-capita pollution for first time

China surpassed the European Union in pollution levels per capita for the first time last year, propelling to record in the worldwide greenhouse gas emissions that are blamed for climate change. Bloomberg.

Poor nations’ climate change budget puts health and education funds at risk

Poor countries have had to divert large chunks of their budget to adapt to climate change and run the risk of crowding out spending on health and education, a new report suggests. Guardian.


Interesting picks

People’s Climate March: thousands demand action around the world – as it happened – Guardian

Biodiversity: How to save the world’s crops – Financial Times

The UN climate change summit is a vital change for the world to avoid catastrophe – Guardian

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