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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.

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

UK storms ahead with new wind power record

 
11:20am - 19 January 2018

The UK’s wind power sector has reached new heights this week by breaking its record for the amount of electricity generated at any one time.

Europe, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

France plans to double wind power capacity within five years

 
10:25am - 19 January 2018

The French government has unveiled new proposals to accelerate the development of wind power in the country.

Europe, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Climate aid for fisheries is in decline, says new study

 
5:13pm - 18 January 2018

A new study has highlighted the decline in financial aid to fisheries in developing countries.

Worldwide, Finance, Sustainable Investment Forum

Zara, ASOS and other fashion giants pledge to a circular fashion future

 
3:55pm - 18 January 2018

Leading fashion companies including Zara, ASOS, H&M and global luxury group Kering have pledged to foster circularity and boost sustainability in the fashion industry.

Worldwide, Tech. & Innovation, 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.

EDITOR'S PICKS
 

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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