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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 5 February 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.

Public support for renewables remains high

IPCC warns that more needs to be done to address water scarcity

Sustainability pressures threaten investment and development, warns report

OECD: social impact investing ‘increasingly relevant’


2 February headlines

Business leaders back ambitious emissions reduction target

The chief executive of Unilever has urged world leader to slash greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero within 35 years as global climate deal negotiations intensify. Financial Times.

Health sector should divest from fossil fuels, medical groups say

The health sector should get rid of its fossil fuel investment on moral grounds, as it previously did with its tobacco investments, according to a report by a coalition of medical organisations. Guardian.

Sparks fly over Big Six’s growing profit margins

Anger is growing at fresh accusations of profiteering by the big energy companies while more vulnerable people than ever are facing weeks of freezing houses as the cold weather bites. Independent.

Ancient climate records ‘back predictions’

Record of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere millions of years ago support the current predictions on climate change, say scientists. BBC.


Interesting picks

Paris climate summit: missing global warming target ‘would not be failure’ – Guardian

‘Energy union’ ambitions already scaled back? – Financial Times

Climate change? What climate change? – Huffington Post

It might seem unethical but someone has to get rich fighting climate change – Guardian

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