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Iceland supermarket launches deposit scheme and plastic-free labelling

 
3:57pm - 18 May 2018

British food retailer Iceland continues to take the lead on sustainability issues.

Europe, Worldwide, Policy

Major investors call for oil and gas groups to step up climate action

 
12:31pm - 18 May 2018

Sixty investors have urged the oil and gas sector to do more on climate change and “take responsibility” for its carbon emissions.

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, COP24

African cities commit to reaching zero carbon by 2050

 
11:24am - 18 May 2018

At a meeting in Nigeria this week, nine African cities pledged to cut carbon emissions to zero within the next three decades.

Africa, Carbon Reduction

Large-scale study finds global species will be saved at 1.5C

 
10:29am - 18 May 2018

One of the largest studies of its kind has found significant benefits to keeping global temperatures to 1.5C over 2C.

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction

Mercedes-Benz car factories to become carbon neutral

 
4:00pm - 17 May 2018

The need to decarbonise all parts of the economy means leaving no blind spots.

Europe, Transport

66% of EU cities have plans in place to combat climate change

 
1:00pm - 17 May 2018

New analysis has shown mixed results for the performance of European cities in their efforts to tackle the looming challenge of climate change.

Europe, COP24, Policy
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  The fossil fuel “engagement vs divestment” debate at Harvard’s endowment fund

The fossil fuel “engagement vs divestment” debate at Harvard’s endowment fund

Finance

Climate Action spoke to Kate Murtagh, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director, Sustainable Investment at the Harvard Management Company about Harvard’s sustainable investment and engagement strategies.

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  Ecosphere+ and Climate Action partnering to offset carbon emissions for 2018 events

Ecosphere+ and Climate Action partnering to offset carbon emissions for 2018 events

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction

Ecosphere+ and Climate Action partnering to offset carbon emissions for 2018 events

EDITOR'S PICKS
 

Growth in solar power is bringing power to millions in remote communities

Africa, Sustainable Energy

New data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has detailed the vital importance renewable energy is now playing to remote communities.

 

Tourism’s carbon footprint is four times larger than first thought

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction

Global tourism contributes an estimated 8 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study on the issue, claimed to be the world’s first.

 

Allianz to stop insuring coal industry amid climate concerns

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Finance

Insurance giant Allianz has announced it will no longer support the coal industry in a move designed to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

 

Wimbledon will ban plastic straws for upcoming championship

Europe, Sport

Wimbledon, the iconic tennis venue, will ditch plastic straws at this year’s tournament, replacing them instead with recyclable alternatives.

 

Barclays unveils new ‘green trade loans’ for businesses

Europe, Finance

Barclays’ annual general meeting in London may have been disrupted by climate change protesters this week, but the bank has made steady progress on sustainability.

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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