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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 21 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.

Conservatives and Labour vie to create vast marine protection areas

Seven in ten CEOs convinced of the value of sustainability

SOAS academics call on University of London to divest from fossil fuels


21 March headlines

Election 2015: Parties battle over climate change action

Politicians from five political parties have clashed over action to tackle climate change – with UKIP arguing it is not caused by humans. The UKIP representative also insisted that it was not something voters were particularly interested in. BBC.

Businesses to unite on green agenda including carbon taxes

Global businesses are set to reach an agreement to work together to support a higher carbon price, more technology in cities and greater renewable energy use ahead of the global climate pact to be signed in Paris this year. Financial Times.

Labour launches green manifesto nine years after Cameron hugged husky

Labour has promised to retrofit five million homes over the next decade, making them warmer and cheaper to heat, and to create a million new green jobs. The party says it would establish energy efficiency as a “national infrastructure priority”. Guardian.

Ed Davey orders Russian to sell North Sea petroleum licences

The government has ordered a group of Russian billionaire investors led by Mikhail Fridman to sell North Sea petroleum licences amid concerns over the UK’s energy security. Telegraph.

Solar plane aims for Chinese coast

The fuel-free aeroplane Solar Impulse has taken off from Chongqing in western-central China, and is heading for Nanjing in the east. It is the sixth stage in a bid to fly around the world that began in Abu Dhabi on 9 March. BBC.


Interesting picks

Hilary Clinton’s green path to the White House: will she be ‘careful’ on climate? – Guardian

World Bank cash for fossil fuels: The worst kind of hypocrisy – RTCC

‘The world is finally producing renewable energy at an industrial scale’ – Guardian

The Pope, the poor and climate change – Wall Street Journal

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