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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 4 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.

$100bn climate finance goal achievable but stronger commitments needed

Ban Ki-Moon calls on governments to invest in low-carbon industry

Blatter under investigation following resignation

Texas bans ban on fracking

Sepp Blatter resignation: a triumph for ethical football?


4 June headlines

Wind power industry threatens to sue if subsidies are cut

The wind industry has raised the threat of legal action against the government over imminent cuts to subsidies for onshore turbines. Changes to the subsidy regime are set to be announced within days. Financial Times.

Developing countries could leapfrog west with clean energy, says Hollande

Developing countries have the opportunity to leapfrog the west in economic development, if they go straight to clean technology while rich countries struggle to wean themselves off fossil fuels, the French president has said. Guardian.

Pester power: the new weapon in the fight against global warming

Climate change campaigners have a new weapon in the fight against global warming: pester power. The world’s leading climate economist is urging children and young people to guilt-trip their parents and other adults into doing more to save the world. Independent.

40% of Europe’s sharks and rays face extinction, says IUCN

About 40% of Europe’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction, according to the authoritative red list’s first full assessment of Europe’s 1,220 marine species. Guardian.

Chevron chief lashes out at European oil groups on climate change

The head of Chevron, one of the largest US oil companies, has attacked his European counterparts for backing a global carbon pricing system that he says consumers will never back. Financial Times.


Interesting picks

Why climate action needs the arts – Guardian

Climate change: the bumpy road to the Paris talks – BBC

It’s time to wipe out our energy debt – Independent

Unlocking investment for sustainable growth and jobs – Huffington Post

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