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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 27 April 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.

General Election: sustainability professionals call for Nature and Wellbeing Act

Report: fossil fuel companies need to consider climate action or risk shareholder value

WWF calls for increased ocean protection and values resource at $24tn


27 April headlines

Shell lobbied to undermine EU renewables targets, documents reveal

Shell successfully lobbied to undermine European renewable energy targets ahead of a key agreement on emissions cuts reached in October last year, newly released documents reveal. Guardian.

Prince Charles shuns fossil fuel investments

A campaign to blacklist fossil fuel investment has gone global over the past 12 months; not it can also claim to be regal. The Prince Of Wales is one of the most prominent names of British individuals and institutions that are shunning coal, oil and gas company holdings. Financial Times.

Oil price drop triggers wave of profit warnings

Plunging oil prices and uncertainty surrounding the general election triggered a wave of profit warnings at London-listed companies in the first quarter of 2015. Telegraph.

Soas becomes first London university to divest from fossil fuels

Soas University of London has become the first university in the capital and the third in the UK to commit to pulling its investments out of fossil fuels, in what campaigners called a historic decision. Guardian.

Leading group of climate change deniers accused of creating ‘fake controversy’

The UK’s most prominent climate change denial group is launching an inquiry into the integrity of global surface temperature records. The group have been accused of attempting to create “fake controversy”. Independent.


Interesting picks

How ethical are your bananas? – Sustainable Food Trust

3 top stocks for fighting climate change – Motley Fool

From the carbon bubble to ‘dirty energy’ – BBC

Dear Wellcome Trust… – Guardian

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