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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 18 June 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.

Study: major aquifers past sustainability tipping points

Protect more bee species to prevent future shocks, says scientists

Trickle-down economics dismissed by IMF economists

Co-op invests £125m in fruit and veg price war


18 June headlines

UK onshore wind subsidies to end early under government plan

The UK government has set itself on a collision course with the wind power industry by announcing it will end subsidies for onshore wind a year early, a move the will delight the Conservative party’s grassroots. Financial Times.

Asia must invest more in clean energy to cope with climate change, says ADB

Asia has made huge strides in developing clean energy over the past decade but must boost investment and its use of energy efficiency technology to meet rising demand and cope with climate change, Asian Development Bank officials and other experts said on Wednesday. Guardian.

Banks launch defence of branch closures

Bank customers are better served than ever in their local areas despite swathes of branch closures, the banking industry will argue on Thursday, claiming online and Post Office services have more than made up for shutting their own high street sites. Telegraph.

French minister says Nutella spread ‘damages environment

France’s Ecology Minister Segolene Royal has urged people to stop eating Nutella because it is made with palm oil and damages the environment. Ms Royal said the chocolate-hazelnut spread contributed to deforestation because oil palms were replacing trees. Ferrero, the Italian chocolate firm which owns Nutella, said it has made commitments to source palm oil in a responsible way. BBC.

Pope Francis: Climate change mostly man-made

The Pope will issue his encyclical – a letter for bishops – on the environment on Thursday. Pope Francis is likely to say that climate change is mostly a man-made problem and call on the richer parts of the world to make changes in lifestyle and energy consumption in order to avert the unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem. BBC.


Interesting picks

Taking the ESG process from chaos to clarity – Forbes

Hope for Indonesia’s valuable but threatened mangroves – Guardian

Climate change: Is it still the greatest ‘moral’ challenge – ABC

Business and climate: the hype and the reality – Guardian

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