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18 March headlines
Leaked draft of UN IPCC report predicts global warming will cause violent conflict, displace millions of people and wipe trillion of dollars off global economy
Climate change will displace hundreds of millions of people by the end of the century, increasing the risk of violent conflict and wiping trillion of dollars off the global economy, a forthcoming UN report will warn. The second of three publications by the IPCC is due to be made public at the end of this month. Independent.
BoE has ‘no confidence’ a failing big bank could be saved
The world’s largest international banks are still too big to fail and resolving this issue remains the biggest problem for global regulators, according to the top Bank of England official in charge of financial stability. He added that six years on from the financial crisis he remained worried at the ability of the authorities to successfully wind up a struggling major institution. Telegraph.
Paris car ban stopped after one day
The French government has halted a controversial scheme to ban half of the traffic from Paris streets after a single day, claiming that the experiment aimed at curing harmful pollution has been successful and the vast majority of Parisians have co-operated. Guardian.
Crop yields seen damaged by climate change earlier than thought
Corn, wheat and rice yields will start to suffer from climate change in 2030, according to a study led by the University of Leeds. Yield losses are forecast to be greater in the second half of the century than the first half, and stronger in tropical regions than moderate ones, the study says. Bloomberg.
Budget 2014: Carbon tax cut could mean lower energy bills
Consumers could be spared further rises in energy bills, if the chancellor freezes his carbon tax in the budget. However, those in favour of more investment in green energy would be disappointed and environmentalists say it could mean fewer wind turbines are solar farms being constructed. BBC.
Without clean air, we have nothing – Guardian
Taking the long view on investments – Financial News
The energy ‘trilemma’: how did we get here – Guardian