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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 30 June 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.

European banks failing to adequately integrate environmental and social risks, says study

OECD: energy taxes ‘misaligned’ with climate change impacts

Renewables could account for 50% of EU electricity by 2030, according to leaked paper


30 June headlines

UN climate talks moving at snail’s pace, says Ban Ki-moon

Negotiations for a deal to fight climate change were moving at a “snail’s pace”, the United Nations chief, Ban Ki-Moon, told a high-level meeting on Monday.  The UN and other leaders warned that time was running out to reach a strong climate change deal in Paris at the end of the year. Guardian.

Climate change plans require urgent action, government warned

The UK must take urgent action to prepare for the impact of climate change, the government has been warned. Ministers should focus on the future risks of heatwaves and flooding, says the Committee on Climate Change. BBC.

Poor design of homes and hospitals will add to heatwave problems

A heatwave threatening to engulf England this week will heat thousands of people hard because so many homes and hospitals are prone to overhearing, the government’s top climate advisers warn. Financial Times.

US Supreme Court blocks new toxic pollution changes

The US Supreme Court has blocked a key government attempt to limit pollution from the country’s power plants. In a 5-4 split, the court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to factor in the full financial cost to industry of the changes. BBC.

Iceland whaling season under way despite protest

Icelandic whaling boats have left port to begin the 2015 whaling season, authorities said on Monday as more than 700,000 people signed a petition calling for an end to the hunt. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Putting the ‘New Deal’ in climate R&D – Financial Times

Glastonbury organisers: keep the spirit of the festival – make it vegetarian – Guardian

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