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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 18 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.

UK at all-time low in attractiveness for renewable energy investment

Companies set to justify executive pay

Urgent ban on fracking in the US needed, says US actor Mark Ruffalo

World could save more than $100tn and cut emissions by expanding public transport

Extreme weather displaced three times more people than war in 2013 – report


18 September headlines

EU to help countries reach emission targets

The EU is planning to create two investment funds to encourage Poland and other reluctant eastern European countries to support a landmark deal on cutting greenhouse gas emissions next month. Financial Times.

Ban Ki-moon to join climate change march

The secretary general of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, is to join a public march calling for action on climate change this weekend. He said, “I will link arms with those marching for climate action. We stand with them on the right side of this key issues for common future.” Guardian.

Austria’s Alps hit by climate change

The Austrian Climate Change Assessment Report 2014 says average temperatures in Austria have risen by almost 2C since 1880. The document says that the changes in temperature are mainly man-made and caused by greenhouse gas emissions. BBC.

Salmond’s oil boom claims blown apart by Scottish energy consultant

Alex Salmond’s claims that an independent Scotland could expect £1.5 trillion of revenue from the North Sea’s remaining oil and gas reserves have been shot down by one of Scotland’s energy consultants. Telegraph.

Antarctic sea ice set for record high as Arctic heads for sixth lowest extent

The extent of sea ice in Antarctica is set to reach a record high, scientists have said, as they announced that Arctic sea ice appeared to have shrunk to its sixth lowest level ever. Guardian.


Interesting picks

The silence on climate change is deafening. It’s tome for us to get loud – Guardian

To fight climate change, we in the UK are better together – RTCC

Circular economy business models held back by lack of access to finance – Guardian

Three ways to build deep public support on climate change – Guardian

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