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Commonwealth agrees to accelerate efforts to keep global temperatures to 1.5C

 
5:24pm - 23 April 2018

The 53 leaders of the Commonwealth have agreed to work harder on keeping global temperatures to within 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction

FIFA launches new carbon offset campaign for 2018 World Cup

 
3:57pm - 23 April 2018

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.

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Sport

Banking giant Wells Fargo will commit $200 billion in sustainable financing by 2030

 
11:38am - 23 April 2018

Wells Fargo will accelerate its commitments to tackling climate change with new plans to support low-carbon and conservation businesses.

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Finance

Michael Bloomberg will write the UN a $4.5 million check to meet climate commitments

 
9:59am - 23 April 2018

Michael Bloomberg will meet a $4.5 million shortfall in funding to the UN caused by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

North America, Finance, Policy

Green Climate Fund commits a further $80 million to climate change adaptation projects

 
8:40am - 23 April 2018

The Green Climate Fund has approved over $80 million for three new climate change adaptation projects.

Worldwide, Agriculture, Finance

This year’s London Marathon will trial compostable cups

 
3:35pm - 20 April 2018

On Sunday, over 40,000 runners will pound the streets of London in what will be one of the hottest marathons during the event’s 37 year history.

Europe, Sport
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  “We have built more offshore wind capacity than any other company in the world”

“We have built more offshore wind capacity than any other company in the world”

Worldwide, Finance, Sustainable Energy

Climate Action recently spoke with Christine Sobieski at Danish energy company Ørsted about the company's interest in sustainable finance.

🎤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
 

World’s most powerful wind turbine built after Donald Trump loses legal battle

Europe, Sustainable Energy

President Trump won’t be happy. Scotland is fast becoming the go-to destination for offshore wind innovation, and the project he spent so long opposing is leading the way.

 

PGA golf tournament wins major sustainability trophy

North America, Sport

One of the first events on the US PGA Tour has been awarded with a major sustainability distinction.

 

Costa Coffee will now recycle 500 million cups a year

Europe, Policy

Popular UK chain, Costa Coffee, has announced it will recycle the equivalent of its entire yearly sales of coffee cups by 2020.

 

Sustainable agriculture is key to overcoming hunger and climate crises, says UN food agency

Africa, Agriculture

Agro-ecology is a farming style that focuses on utilising nature for food production without damaging it.

 

International Olympic Committee aims to unite sport and conservation

Worldwide, Sport

Finding ways to stem the tide of biodiversity loss is a responsibility across all industries and people.

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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