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Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of the country’s electricity need

  Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of the country’s electricity need
5:54pm - 24 July 2017

In June, wind turbines produced 1,039,001MWh, which could meet Scotland’s energy needs for 6 consecutive days.

Europe, Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Policy, Sustainable Energy, Tech. & Innovation, Sustainable Innovation Forum

China to refuse foreign waste in a bid for cleaner air

  China to refuse foreign waste in a bid for cleaner air
5:00pm - 20 July 2017

China continues to demonstrate its growing commitment to sustainability. On July 18th, the Asian nation announced to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would no longer be importing foreign garbage shipments.

Asia, Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Policy, Sustainable Energy

EU to consider labels for green finance products

  EU to consider labels for green finance products
12:03pm - 19 July 2017

In order to boost sustainable markets and instil trust in investors, the European Commission has discussed plans to introduce labels for clearer classification of green financial products.

Carbon Reduction, Finance, Sustainable Investment Forum
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Interview with Amundi’s Deputy Global Head of Institutional Clients - Frédéric Samama

Interview with Amundi’s Deputy Global Head of Institutional Clients - Frédéric Samama

Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Energy, Tech. & Innovation

Climate Action recently spoke with Frédéric Samama, Deputy Global Head of Institutional Clients of Amundi - Gold Sponsor of the upcoming Sustainable Investment Forum on 20th 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
  World’s 1st combined hydroelectric & solar power plant goes live

World’s 1st combined hydroelectric & solar power plant goes live

Europe, Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Energy, Tech. & Innovation

Portugal is home to the world’s first combined hydroelectric and solar power plant, which will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 100 homes for an entire year.

  Interview with Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment

Interview with Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment

Africa, Europe, Worldwide, COP 22, COP 23, Policy

Climate Action is delighted to feature an exclusive interview with Erik Solheim, the newly elected Head of UN Environment.

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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