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85% of the UK supports renewable energy in record-high poll

 
3:48pm - 26 April 2018

An official UK Government poll has found levels of public support for renewable energy reach an all-time high.

Europe, Sustainable Energy

Landmark pact unites major businesses to end plastic waste for good

 
1:04pm - 26 April 2018

Over 50 major manufacturers and retailers have signed up to a world’s-first pact to completely eliminate plastic packaging from its supply chain.

Europe, Policy, Tech. & Innovation

Global leaders commit $4.1 billion to protect environment

 
11:45am - 26 April 2018

A fresh injection of $4.1 billion from the international community has been made available to help prevent biodiversity loss

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction

Macron tells Trump and US Congress: “There is no Planet B”

 
9:57am - 26 April 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has topped off his 3-day visit to the United States with a speech urging stronger action on climate change.

North America, Carbon Reduction

Boston Tea Party chain bans all single-use coffee cups

 
3:17pm - 25 April 2018

An independent coffee chain has taken the bold step and banned all disposable coffee cups from its cafes.

Europe, North America, Policy

Renewables developer Ørsted makes first foray into battery storage

 
2:03pm - 25 April 2018

Danish energy giant Ørsted has announced its first large-scale venture into battery storage at a site near Liverpool.

Europe, Tech. & Innovation
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Bali’s youth take action to stem the tide of plastic pollution

Bali’s youth take action to stem the tide of plastic pollution

Asia

Climate Action spoke with Melati Wijsen, one of the sisters who founded a movement to ban plastic bags in Bali.

🎤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
 

Tidal power comes of age with completion of unique Scottish project

Europe, Sustainable Energy

The potential for the tides to generate clean, reliable electricity has taken a significant step this month with the completion of a flagship project in Scottish waters.

 

Oval cricket ground hits sustainability for six

Europe, Sport

An international cricket ground has taken major steps towards making the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable future.

 

EU Parliament approves new measures to create a circular economy

Europe, Policy

The EU has taken a significant step towards fundamentally changing the way its economy works, shifting towards principles which make an asset out of waste.

 

Revolutionise African farming methods to overcome climate change, says UN

Africa, Agriculture

Two UN agencies are pushing for new farming techniques in Africa to address concerns over food security.

 

FIFA launches new carbon offset campaign for 2018 World Cup

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Sport

FIFA, the international governing body for soccer, is teaming up with the UN to encourage fans to offset their carbon emissions ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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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