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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 10 December 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.

Greenpeace urges David Cameron to divert tax funds away from coal

Met Office: chance of heatwaves in Europe has ‘increased dramatically’

European investors stepping up responsible investment strategies

Denmark, Sweden and UK top Climate Change Performance Index

Lima climate change talks suggest progress is being made


10 December headlines

Ban Ki-moon says no ‘time for tinkering’ on global warming

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon told governments at climate talks in Lima on Tuesday there was no “time for tinkering” and urged a radical shift to greener economies. Guardian.

Funds press oil and gas groups on climate change

Large pension funds and asset managers have urged oil and gas companies to explain how they are dealing with the threat of tougher climate change policies. Financial Times.

Stern warning: legally-binding deal ‘not necessary’

A legally-binding international treaty may not be the best way to tackle climate change. Leading economist Lord Nicholas Stern said that a commitment to sustainable development was more important. BBC.

PwC denies ‘mass marketing’ tax avoidance schemes

PwC has denied “mass marketing” tax avoidance schemes to companies after being accused of helping firms avoid bills to the Treasury on an “industrial” scale. Telegraph.

Scottish government accused of abandoning wave power

The Scottish government has been accused of abandoning wave power after one leading company has been forced into administration and another has had to shed most of its staff. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Svalbard’s polar bears and the effects of climate change – in pictures – Guardian

Forests could offset 12% of European emissions – Financial Times

Climate change and investment in fossil fuel companies: the strategy of engagement won’t work – Huffington Post

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