Puma and Virgin launch ‘Plan B’ sustainability initiative

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UK: Sir Richard Branson and Puma chairman Jochen Zeitz have today launched a major non-profit group, dubbed The B Team, with the view to promoting a new set of progressive business values that “prioritise people and planet alongside profit”. (Business Green)

Plan B brings together business and political leaders, including Arianna Huffington, Unilever’s Paul Polman & Ratan Tata of the Tata Group

UK: Three environmental activists demonstrating during a visit to parliament by the Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, have been arrested, say police. Campaigners against tar sands, a form of fuel that produces more emissions than conventional oil, have posted a video showing them on the roof of parliament (Guardian)

China: The mainland will not be in a position to form a national exchange to trade carbon emission rights until after 2015, according to David Tang Yue-tan, secretary of the board of Tianjin Climate Exchange. of one of seven pilot exchanges. (SCMP)

Bonn: Governments may this year launch a global framework to tie together national and regional greenhouse gas reduction efforts, a move that U.N. climate negotiators meeting in Germany this week said could lay the groundwork for a global carbon market. (Reuters)



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