Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 17 September headlines

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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.

Responsible travel is to give back to the community you visit

Pension funds urge firms to engage with shareholders over executive pay

Oxford City Council commits to fossil fuel divestment

Greenest government ever get a ‘red card’ from MPs

Economic growth and action against climate change can go together, global report says

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17 September headlines

Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds

Natural disasters displaced three times as many people as world war last year – even as 2013 was a horrific year for conflict  –  with 22 million driven out of their homes by floods, hurricanes and other hazards, a new study has found. Guardian.

Fight against climate change seen driving economic growth

Government and industry leaders normally need to choose between fighting climate change or growing the world’s economy. They can do both, according to a study. Bloomberg.

Public transport holds key for clean cities, says study

Effective urban transit systems can encourage people out of their cars and provide a cost effective way to tackle climate change, a report has suggested. BBC.

Accounting watchdog asks UK companies to explain bosses’ pay

Financial Reporting Council introduces new requirements to governance code including demand that business assure shareholders of long-term viability. Telegraph.

August was hottest on record worldwide, says Nasa

August 2014 was marginally the warmest August worldwide since records began 130 years ago, according to new data from Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Guardian.

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Interesting picks

Is whaling the biggest threat to whales? – Guardian

Impact investing is kind of a big deal – Forbes

Put Britain’s economy on sustainable footing – Financial Times

We can avoid climate change, and boost the world’s economy – if we act now – Guardian

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