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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 25 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.

Report: power emissions to peak in 2029 as decarbonisation progress made

ICUN Red List: over 22,000 species threatened with extinction

Solar activity could affect UK winters but not enough to offset global warming

Circular economy could boost UK GDP by £29bn


25 June headlines

Tories plan to sell £1.4bn stake in Green Investment Bank to pay down deficit

The government’s commitment to low-carbon technology has been called into question as it prepares to raise more than £1 billion by selling a majority stake in the Green Investment Bank. Guardian.

Hague court orders cuts in Dutch carbon emissions

A court in the Netherlands has ordered the Dutch government to speed up plans to cut carbon emissions by 2020 – the first time a court has issued such a ruling. Financial Times.

EU climate chief criticises UK wind farm policy

The UK’s decision to stop subsidising new onshore wind farms will make it harder to meet renewable energy targets, the EU’s climate chief say. BBC.

Climate change should be top foreign policy priority, G7 study says

Tackling climate change risks must become a top foreign policy priority if the worlds to combat the global security threat it poses in the 21st century, according to a new study commissioned by the G7 countries. Guardian.

Credit unions need more freedom to rival payday lender and banks, says Bank of England

Credit unions need new rules to reflect the broader range of financial services by the local loan and savings organisations, the Bank of England has said. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Hague climate change judgement cold inspire global civil movement – Guardian

What’s really warming the world? – Bloomberg

Battling deforestation in Indonesia – BBC

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