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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 28 May 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.

Future sustainability leaders: Rebecca Trevalyan

Is responsible voluntourism possible? ‘Yes, but it’s very hard’, says expert

Capitalism needs to change and reduce its ‘financial footprint’, says IMF chief

Politicians call for ‘underperforming’ MPs to be sacked by electorate

Prince Charles: capitalism should serve humanity’s ‘interests and concerns’


28 May headlines

Government climate change adviser claims wind energy targets met

The government’s climate change adviser claims Britain has already approved enough wind turbines to meet renewable energy targets and the public will soon be able to decide on other ways to create renewable energy. Lord Deben of Winston appears to contradict government forecasts that the numbers of wind turbines are expected to triple by 2030. Telegraph.

London’s dirty secret pollutes like Beijing airpocalypse

Levels of the harmful air pollutant nitrogen dioxide at a city-centre London monitoring station are the highest in Europe. Concentrations are greater even than in Beijing, where expatriates have dubbed the city’s smog the “airpocalypse”. Non-profit group Clean Air in London has described the harmful pollutants as a “public-health catastrophe”. Bloomberg.

Jailing bankers will not fix bad behaviour, says Mark Carney

Jailing bankers for market manipulation or clawing back pay and bonuses will not be enough to curb future misbehaviour or restore public trust in the financial system, the governor of the Bank of England has said. Despite a new crackdown on reckless bankers, Mark Carney said fundamental flaws in the industry could only be resolved by changing how markets operate. Telegraph.

EU-sceptic parties unlikely to focus on carbon, consultancy says

UKIP and the French National Front are unlikely to compete for key posts in the European Parliament environment committee, which leads work on carbon market legislation, according to G+ Europe consultancy. As a result, the organisation added that it was unlikely MEPs from these parties would block progress on energy and climate change dossiers. Bloomberg.

Americans care deeply about ‘global warming’ – but not ‘climate change’

New research found Americans care more deeply when the term ‘global warming’ is used to describe the major environmental challenge we are facing. ‘Climate change’, in contrast, leaves them relatively cold. The two terms are often used interchangeably but they generate different responses, researchers from Yale University found. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Capitalism is worth fighting for – it’s a force for good – Telegraph

Carney urges bankers to adopt ‘higher ethical standards’ – BBC

Inclusive capitalism: searching for a purpose beyond profits – Guardian

Eco-tourism rises as Iran’s currency woes clip travelers’ wings – LA Times

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