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California receives new funding to fight extreme weather

 
1:46pm - 22 January 2018

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a US government agency, has announced $23.7m of new funding to support five conservation projects in California.

North America, Finance, Sustainable Investment Forum

First Volvo manufacturing plant goes carbon neutral

 
12:17pm - 22 January 2018

The Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo, has revealed that one of its engine factories has achieved the feat of going entirely carbon neutral.

Europe, Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Scotland launches new low-carbon infrastructure fund

 
11:24am - 22 January 2018

The devolved government in Scotland is today launching a £60m fund to attract low-carbon innovation and investment in the country.

Europe, Tech. & Innovation, Sustainable Investment Forum

New $60m plan to rescue the Great Barrier Reef

 
10:28am - 22 January 2018

The Australian government has announced plans to invest $60m to support research and conservation programmes aimed at reducing damage to the Great Barrier Reef.

Oceania, Policy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Australian university to become 100% solar powered

 
3:17pm - 19 January 2018

The University of New South Wales in Sydney has signed an agreement to ensure 100% of its electricity needs will be met by solar photovoltaics.

Oceania, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Environment poses greatest risk to global prosperity, say experts

 
12:29pm - 19 January 2018

For the second year running, the environment has topped a report into the risks posed to global well-being and security.

Worldwide, Policy, Sustainable Innovation Forum
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Interview with Flavia Micilotta, Executive Director, Eurosif

Interview with Flavia Micilotta, Executive Director, Eurosif

Finance

Climate Action caught up with Flavia Micilotta, Executive Director, Eurosif, on scaling up low carbon investment and her participation in the first Sustainable Investment Forum Europe.

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  Climate Action launches the European Sustainable Investment Forum

Climate Action launches the European Sustainable Investment Forum

PRESS RELEASE – 6 November 2017, London, UK – Last September, UK-based Climate Action announced, at its second Sustainable Investment Forum USA, the launch of a European Forum, which will also be focusing on climate finance.

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Stephen Hawking: “Next time you meet a climate denier tell them to take a trip to Venus”

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Innovation Forum

In the second episode of his new series Stephen Hawking's Favourite Places the renowned theoretical physicist used the example of Venus to illustrate the impact increased greenhouse gases can have on a habitable planet.

 

UK government pledges to eradicate plastic waste by 2042

Policy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

The UK government has unveiled its new 25 Year Environmental Plan today, in which it commits to removing all ‘avoidable’ plastic waste.

 

Tesla’s new Gigafactory aims to revolutionise rooftop solar

North America, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York has started large-scale production of its rooftop solar glass tiles with Elon Musk pledging that it will transform the rooftop solar industry.

 

New York City to divest from fossil fuels and sue companies for climate change

North America, Finance, Sustainable Investment Forum

New York has announced unprecedented plans to divest the city’s pension funds from fossil fuels within the next five years.

 

Researchers make advancements in renewable ‘algae power’

Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

The capacity for algae to generate electricity has taken a step forward thanks to new research from the University of Cambridge.

LIVE STREAM: SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FORUM 2017 BONN, GERMANY

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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