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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 23 September round up



Today on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we reported on the UN climate summit taking place in New York and the growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

UN climate summit: ‘it will take everyone to change everything’

We live in dangerous and uncertain times. If climate change is the defining challenge of our age, this week will go down as a pivotal moment in history.

Report urges businesses to act on climate change

Policies are helping drive the shift towards a low carbon economy, according to a new report from We Mean Business, which adds that businesses should take advantage of the emerging opportunities for low carbon innovation.

Labour Party Conference: shadow environment secretary promises to tackle air pollution

Labour’s environment secretary Maria Eagle will deliver her party’s promises on improving air quality, tackling climate change and ending the badger cull at the Labour’s annual conference.

Rockefellers amongst philanthropists committing to fossil fuel divestment

Philanthropists and foundations, including the heirs to the Rockefeller family, have pledged to rid themselves of more than $50 billion (£30.5m) in fossil fuel assets, as the divestment movement gathers pace.

UN climate summit opens in New York

On Tuesday, world’s leaders are set to discuss new ways of dealing with rising greenhouse gas emissions in order to slowdown the effects of climate change, as the UN’s climate summit kicks off in New York following a weekend of intense call for action.

Church of Sweden completes fossil fuels divestment as movement doubles in one year

As a group of institutions and foundations reveals a $50 billion shift from fossil fuels to cleaner investments, the Church of Sweden, one of the first to join a growing movement calling for ditching dirty energy holdings, has completed the divestment process and is now officially fossil-free.

Interactive map demonstrates who is responsible for climate change

A new interactive map highlights how the countries that are set to suffer the most as a result of climate change have contributed the least to carbon emissions. It also demonstrates how growing populations could have a big impact.

Google pulls funding for climate sceptic group

Google has labelled its funding of political group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which denies manmade climate change and has opposed efforts to reduce emissions, as a “mistake”.

Prince Charles: we must act on climate change, ‘before it is too late’

In a video address for the UN Climate Summit in New York, Prince Charles has listed the consequences of not acting on the “symptoms of climate change,” suggesting the planet needs to be treated as a “sick patient”.

Study highlights health risks of climate change

A new study has highlighted the health risks associated with climate change and argues that are numerous health benefits are possible though efforts to mitigate and adapt to human driven climate change.

Marine energy generating £217m for Scottish economy

Investment in the Scottish wave and tidal energy sector is worth more than £217 million, thanks to the enormous growth that the young, but promising, sector is experiencing, a new report has suggested.

Blue & Green holiday cottages: The Rookery, Cheshire

The Rookery is located near Nantwich, Cheshire, and offers the perfect base for a couple wanting to explore the local area. It is available to book now through cottages4you.

Barclays fined £37.5m by City regulator

A record fine of £37.5 million has been issued to Barclays bank by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for putting £16.5 billion of client assets at unnecessary risk, in the event that the bank had become insolvent.

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