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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 22 September round up



Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we looked back at the People’s Climate March that took place on Sunday and reported on how climate change adaption could affect progress and 2014 carbon emissions dwarfing expectations.

Energy bills consumers’ top winter budget worry

Almost half of UK consumers say their energy bill is their top spending priority this winter, ahead of their weekly shop and Christmas presents, according to a new poll.

People’s Climate March: 600,000 demand climate action

More than 310,000 people took to the streets of New York on Sunday, joined by hundreds of thousands more around the world, in an unprecedented call for action to stop climate change.

Platform to compare corporate energy investment up for award

A platform that enables corporate energy users to assess their energy investments and compare their programmes to others in the market has made the shortlist in the sustainability category at the Talk Talk Digital Heroes Awards.

Challenger bank Aldermore prepares for London floatation

UK challenger bank Aldermore, which provides financial services to small and medium sized-businesses, has confirmed its intentions to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange in October.

Sir Paul McCartney urges people to skip meat for one day a week to fight climate change

Sir Paul has called on the British public and politicians to take part in his Meat Free Monday, which asks people to ditch meat for one day a week as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the UN climate summit on Tuesday.

Climate adaption budgets could reverse poverty progress

A new report has warned that climate change adaption budget in the world’s poorest nations could reverse the progress made on reducing poverty. The report has been released ahead of a UN climate change summit, taking place on Tuesday in New York.

Fashion retailers agree on wage increase for Cambodian garment workers

A group of fashion brands, including Primark, H&M, Next and Zara have agreed to raise the minimum wage of garment workers in Cambodia, who were earning as little as £62 per month.

Co-op party calls for Credit Union membership targets

The Co-operative party is to lead calls for a push to treble the UK membership of credit unions, in order to battle exploitative payday lenders.

Record 2014 CO2 emissions dwarf global expectations

So far this year, the world has poured record amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, with a strong rise of 2.5% over 2013 levels, totalling at 40 billion tonnes.

London Fashion Week: innovation in style and substance

London Fashion Week has been and gone for another season, leaving in its wake the usual discussions of politics, good taste and whether runway styles can ever be replicated on the high street.

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