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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 23 September 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.

London Fashion Week: innovation in style and substance

Record 2014 CO2 emissions dwarf global expectations

Climate adaption budgets could reverse poverty progress

People’s Climate March: 600,000 demand climate action

Fashion retailers agree on wage increase for Cambodian garment workers


23 September headlines

New climate deal push will not repeat Copenhagen mistakes – UN envoy

Efforts to forge a new global agreement on global warming will not repeat the mistakes that dogged the landmark climate summit in Copenhagen five years ago, Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy on climate change has vowed. “This is a different environment to Copenhagen,” Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, said. Guardian.

Google quits ALEC, says link with climate sceptics wrong

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said the world’s biggest Internet search company made a mistake in funding a political group that opposes U.S. action on climate change. Schmidt said Google paid the American Legislative Exchange Council as part of a lobbying campaign on an unrelated issue. Bloomberg.

Scientists debate polar sea-ice opposites

Arctic sea ice has passed its minimum summer extent, say polar experts meeting in London. The cover on 17 September dipped to 5.01 million sq km, and has risen slightly since then, suggesting the autumn re-freeze has now taken hold. BBC.

Rockefellers to switch investment to ‘clean energy’

Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, reports say. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is joining a coalition of philanthropists pledging to rid themselves of more than $50bn (£31bn) in fossil fuel assets. BBC.

UN climate summit starts in New York but the long-term forecast is cloudy

The planet will be drowned in love and good intentions at the United Nations today when leaders from around the world gather for a climate summit that will attempt to lend fresh impetus to global negotiations for a long-term plan to lower the emissions that cause global warming. Independent.


Interesting picks

The UN’s New York climate summit is guilty of a major sin of omission – Guardian

Prince Charles urges action against climate change ‘before it is too late’ – Telegraph

Climate change is the singe biggest risk to global economy – Paulson at CGI2014 – Forbes

Renewable can improve Europe’s energy security – Financial Times

Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change? – Guardian

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