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Blue&Green Daily: Wednesday 15 October round up



Today on Blue&Green Tomorrow we covered the latest CDP’s analysis suggesting that some multinational companies are making excellent progress on addressing climate challenges.

We also covered the rise of investment in renewable energy and the Pentagon’s stark warning on how climate change poses security threats.

Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 15 October 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.

Plants absorbing more carbon than previously thought

Scientists may have underestimated the beneficial impact plants have had while absorbing carbon out of the atmosphere, according to a new study. However, experts have warned that the finding will make little difference to future climate change.

Brazil announces marine conservation move at UN conference in Korea

During the 12th UN conference of the parties (COP12) on the Convention on Biological Diversity, currently ongoing in South Korea, the Brazilian government has announced the creation of over 58,000 hectares of new marine protected areas.

CDP: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Unilever leaders in tackling climate change

Across nearly 2,000 listed companies, some are now showing a ‘superior’ approach at tackling climate change, saving money and gaining investors’ trust, according to information requested by investors managing $92 trillion and collected in a new index by CDP.

Global renewable energy investment up 11% in promising third quarter

Investment into renewable energy totalled almost $65 billion (£40.8bn) in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 11% on the same period last year, according to a new report.

Pentagon warns of climate change security threat

Climate change presents a global security threat, increasing the risk of terrorism and conflict, and will fundamentally change the way the US military operates, the Pentagon has warned.

Ethical retailer of the week: Cebra

Cebra is an online retailer based in Norfolk focusing on fairtrade, organic, vegan and ethical products including home goods, skincare, clothing and jewellery.

Sea levels to rise by 1.8 meters in worst-case climate scenario

Global sea levels could rise by 1.8 meters by the end of the century in a worst-case climate change scenario, a new study has warned.

Free trade is a ‘myth’ that has failed, says Fairtrade CEO

The free market has proved unable to eradicate social injustice and has become nothing but a ‘myth’, the Fairtrade Foundation’s chief has said during the event that marked 20 years of the organisation’s mark.

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