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South Miami makes solar PV panels mandatory for new houses

  South Miami makes solar PV panels mandatory for new houses
10:39am - 27 July 2017

A new law requiring all new homes built in the city to have solar panels, making South Miami the first city outside California to support such an initiative.

North America, Carbon Reduction, COP 21, Policy, Smart Cities, Sustainable Energy

UK to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040

  UK to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040
2:02pm - 26 July 2017

The government is set to announce the ban of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 onwards as part of the Clean Air Strategy.

Europe, Carbon Reduction, Policy, Transport, Sustainable Innovation Forum

UK to invest £246m in battery technology

  UK to invest £246m in battery technology
10:27am - 25 July 2017

Known as ‘Faraday Challenge’, the initiative will be part of the country’s modern Industrial Strategy and aims to establish the UK as world leader in battery technology.

Europe, Sustainable Energy, Tech. & Innovation, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Interview with Frédéric Samama, Deputy Global Head of Institutional & Sovereign Clients Amundi

Interview with Frédéric Samama, Deputy Global Head of Institutional & Sovereign Clients Amundi

Worldwide, Finance

Climate Action recently spoke with Frédéric Samama, Deputy Global Head of Institutional & Sovereign Clients Amundi – a partner of the upcoming Sustainable Investment Forum on 19th September in New York.

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  Global innovation challenge opens for students to fight marine plastic

Global innovation challenge opens for students to fight marine plastic

Worldwide, Agriculture, Tech. & Innovation

Entries open today for the world’s first student competition to find the next generation of solutions to the global problem of marine litter. Organized by UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic

🎤CLIMATE LEADER PAPERS
  Bertrand Piccard

Clean energy: the change is happening

by Bertrand Piccard
Solar Impulse
  Pablo Badenier Martinez

Strengthening climate action in Chile

by Pablo Badenier Martinez
  Dr. Barbara Hendricks

New country partnerships to enhance climate policy cooperation

by Dr. Barbara Hendricks
German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
  Dr Fatih Birol

Air quality and urbanisation – drivers of climate change

by Dr Fatih Birol
The International Energy Agency (IEA)
EDITOR'S PICKS
  Egypt closer to build the world’s largest PV Park after World Bank approves $660m for 500MW of solar

Egypt closer to build the world’s largest PV Park after World Bank approves $660m for 500MW of solar

Middle East, Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Finance, Policy, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Investment Forum

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has unanimously approved investments worth $660m for a total 500MW of solar projects to be located on Benban solar complex in Egypt.

  Interview with William Cannon, Environment & Infrastructure Group, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Interview with William Cannon, Environment & Infrastructure Group, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

North America, Carbon Reduction, Finance, Sustainable Energy

Climate Action recently spoke to William Cannon, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Environment & Infrastructure Group, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas – partner of the upcoming Sustainable Investment Forum on 19th September in New York.

Transformational shifts to protect global commons

North America, Worldwide, Agriculture, Carbon Reduction, Finance, Policy, Tech. & Innovation

By Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2016-17

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the 10th anniversary edition of the official Climate Action report for COP22, Marrakech, Morocco.

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