Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 18 March 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.

EU one of the largest importers of illegal deforestation products

UN backing fossil fuel divestment campaign

Charity Bank backs chocolate factory set to support people with disabilities

2015 International Ashden Awards shortlist unveiled


18 March headlines

Ineos launches consultation to gain support for fracking in Scotland

The operator of Scotland’s largest petrochemical plant at Grangemouth has stated a community consultation process in a bid to gain support for fracking. Guardian.

BP clashes with US scientists over Gulf of Mexico oil claims

BP is locked in a bitter row with environmental agencies in the US over its clams that the Gulf of Mexico is recovering from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Telegraph.

Wind power is ‘supported by seven out of ten Scots’

More than seven in ten Scottish adults support the continued development of wind power as part of the energy mix, an independent survey has found. The Times.

Ed Davey back Guardian climate change campaign

Pension and insurance funds should consider urgent divestment from “very risky” coal assets and then gradually retreat from oil and gas, energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey has said. Guardian.

Libor banker banned from the City

The financial watchdog has handed out its first penalty for a trader involved in attempting to manipulate the Libor benchmark, banning Paul Robson from working in the City. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

The Pacific Islands losing a way of life to climate change – Guardian

Colleges have ‘special’ role in fighting climate change – Harvard Gazette

Climate change demands immense change to the economic system – Guardian

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