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Going green? How financial services are failing ethical consumers

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Going green? How financial services are failing ethical consumers

Going Green? How financial services are failing ethical consumers provides a comprehensive review of the current state of ethical finance services in the UK. It finds that while there is an ever-greater choice of ethical finance products, serious barriers to growth and gaps in the sector still remain. Despite the fast development of the sector, nef finds that ethical finance providers are still falling far short of meeting the growing demand from consumers who want to save and invest according to their ethical principles.


By NEF, UK.


Environment Policy Resource.


UK can meet an 80 per cent CO2 target

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UK can meet an 80 per cent CO2 target

The UK can cut its CO2 emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 according to a new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr), WWF and the RSPB published today (Monday). The report says that the Government’s current target of 60 per cent cuts in CO2 emissions by 2050 is inadequate because it is based on out-dated science and excludes the UK’s share of emissions from international aviation.


By IPPR, UK.


Environment Policy Resource.


‘China-dependence' going up for life in UK, as World as a whole goes into 'ecological debt'

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‘China-dependence' going up for life in UK, as World as a whole goes into 'ecological debt'

From today, Saturday 6 October, the world as a whole goes into ecological debt driven by over-consumption. 'Ecological debt day' is the date when, in effect, humanity uses-up the resources the earth has available for the year, and begins eating into its stock of natural resources. World ecological debt day has crept ever earlier in the year since humanity first began living beyond its environmental means in the 1980's.


By National Economics Foundation, UK.


Environment Policy Resource.