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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 18 March 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.

Resonance: matching social enterprise with investment

Corporate careers with a conscience: challenge, success, making a difference – can you have it all?

Report: responsible investment ‘increasingly important feature’ across EU

Paris bans half of cars from its roads to tackle pollution

Ethical Consumer names ‘best buy’ sustainable investment funds


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.


Interesting picks

Without clean air, we have nothing – Guardian

Social investment can pay off for all involved – Scotsman

Taking the long view on investments – Financial News

Climate change: we’ve put difficult decisions for too long – Telegraph

The energy ‘trilemma’: how did we get here – Guardian


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