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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 22 April 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.

#GE2015 Vote for Polices hits 502,000 surveys completed

Renewable investors face growing risks as policies evolve

Climate pledges don’t go far enough, say scientists

#GE2015 Election Debates: Environment and Climate Change

We must not let the Mediterranean turn into a mass grave


22 April headlines

Global warming: scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris

There is a one-in-ten chance of the world being 6C warmer than it is today by 2100 which would lead to cataclysmic changes in the global climate with unimaginable consequences for human civilisation, scientists have warned. Independent.

Climate change: Paris ‘last chance’ for action

Scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris. They said the UN meeting in December is “the last chance” to avert dangerous levels of climate change. BBC.

BP sees ‘massive’ shock for North Sea as oil glut deepens

The North Sea oil industry faces a drastic squeeze as the world’s crude glut worsens, BP has warned. Bob Dudley, BP chief executive, said, “We’re going to see massive restructuring. The North Sea is a very high cost basin and its is going to be a painful adjustment.” Telegraph.

Marshall Islands calls for curbs on maritime carbon emissions

The Marshall Islands, holder of one of the world’s largest shipping registries, has called for curbs on maritime carbon emissions before a global climate deal due to be finalised in Paris in December. Financial Times.

Illegal trade in endangered wildlife thriving on eBay despite controls

Illegal online trafficking in imperilled wildlife is rampant, and attempted controls are few and largely ineffective. Log on to most any international interest store that deals in wildlife or wildlife pars, and you’ll fund a charnel house of endangered and protected species hawed openly. Guardian.


Interesting picks

University offering free online course to demolish climate denial – Guardian

General Election 2015: Where the parties stand on key environmental issues – Independent

Why are UK politicians so poor at explaining climate risk – RTCC

Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet – Guardian

2015 strategy: Sustainable investing beyond ‘green funds’ – Telegraph

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