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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 9 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.

UN calls for investment in disaster resilience as costs reach $300bn per year

Jeremy Leggett: world can win the ‘carbon war’

New initiative aims to create social change


9 March headlines

Soaring green bond growth raises need for standards

Over the past three years, the green bond markets has grown by slightly more than a factor of ten, from $3.1bn to $36.7bn. As well as the supranational issuers that led the market, 18 countries have seen issuance in the time, and the issuers include supranationals, corporate and municipal authorities. Financial Times.

Climate change must stay on political agenda, say protesters

Thousands of climate change activists marched on the Houses of Parliament yesterday to urge politicians to start taking global warming seriously. The march, called ‘Time to Act’, was designed to increase support for action ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris in November. Independent.

Smart meters energy savings at risks, say MPs

Plans to install energy saving smart meters in every UK home and business by 2020 are at risk of veering off track, an influential group of MPs has warned. Smart meters could save about £17bn and put an end to estimated bills. BBC.

Delayed climate pledges put UN treaty at risk, Bangladesh says

Countries that delay submitting carbon-cutting pledges to the United Nations this year may put the success of global climate talks at risk, according to Bangladesh’s negotiator. Bloomberg.

World’s first attempt to fly a solar plane around the world begins

A Swiss solar-powered plane has taken off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Can solar transform the energy market? – Financial Times

How will everything change under climate change? – Guardian

Man-made’ climate change a major woman’s problem – Business Insider

Putting the focus on climate change – Huffington Post

Catch the impact investing wave now – Investment News

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