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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 25 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.

Ed Miliband: there is ‘no more important issue’ than climate change

Boris Johnson’s prize for reducing pollution criticised by campaigners

DiCaprio: ‘solving climate change is not about politics, it’s about survival’

UN climate summit: Governments and businesses pledge to halt deforestation by 2030

UN climate summit: Cameron calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies and a strong climate deal in Paris


25 September headlines

Global disaster is 30 years away, say climate scientists

The world has already burnt through two thirds of its “carbon budget” and must impose drastic cuts in emissions to avoid catastrophic rise in temperature, a study has found. The remaining third of the budget will be exhausted within 30 years at the present rate of emissions, the research adds. The Times.

Rio de Janeiro mayor: give cities power over energy to help climate fight

Cities around the globe should have more say on their energy policy and powers to deal with climate change, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro has said. He argues that such a move could also improve financing for cities and improve energy efficiency and public transport. Guardian.

BP cannot claw back millions in ‘overpaid’ spill claims

BP has suffered another setback in its legal battle over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, after a US court ruled it would not be allowed to claw back hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged overpayment to victims. Telegraph.

Abu Dhabi to invest £525m in one of UK’s largest wind farms

Abu Dhabi is investing £525 million in one of the UK’s largest windfarms, in a deal that will see it buy part of a stake held by Statoil of Norway. Masdar, owned by Abu Dhabi’s state investment fund, is purchasing a 35% stake in the £1.5 billion Dudgeion project. Financial Times.

Barrier reef dredging: green groups win more time for court challenge

Green groups have won more time for a court challenge to plans to dump dredge spoil from the Great Barrier Reef Marine park on land. Plans has originally allowed for spoil to be dumped in the boundaries of the marine park but were overturned following backlash. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Five ways Ban Ki-moon’s summit has changed international climate politics forever – Guardian

Politics and business must opt to save the Earth – Financial Times

Addressing climate change: It’s not about politics or religion, it’s about risk reduction – Forbes

Record year for fossil fuel emissions pushes carbon budget to the brink – Guardian

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