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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 4 December 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.

Autumn Statement: failure to link stamp duty to energy efficiency ‘missed opportunity’

70% chance El Niño will be declared

World must cut meat consumption to curb climate change

Global day of action for fossil fuel divestment announced


4 December headlines

Lima climate talks: developing nations urge rich nations to aim for zero emissions

Developing countries have called on the rich to do more to lead the fight against climate change in line with scientific findings that global greenhouse gas emissions should fall to net zero by 2100 to avert the worst impacts. Guardian.

Norway’s oil fund to remain oil investor

Norway’s oil fund can carry on investing in oil. On Wednesday, an expert panel recommended that the $870 billion fund should remain a shareholder in fossil fuel companies. Financial Times.

World on course for warmest year

This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show. The first 10 months of 2014 saw global average air temperature around 0.57C above the long-term average. BBC.

Climate projects reap $650 billion a year as aid to poor rises

Finance for projects aimed at limiting global warming has reached at least $650 billion. That will need to double to protect the planet from overheating, a UN agency said. Bloomberg.

US reassures world on climate goals

The White House is reassuring the rest of the world that the US can meet the ambitious goals it agreed with China to curb climate change without the help of Congress. Financial Times.


Interesting picks

22-year-old’s personal crusade on climate change – CNN

Climate change is not just about the climate, it is about our lives – Huffington Post

Responsible investing – ESG – much more to it than simply ‘do no evil’ – BizNews

Climate change’s first victims are always those least to blame – Guardian

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