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Leading economists and major corporations call for the end of fossil fuel investments

 
5:34pm - 11 December 2017

More than 80 leading economists from 20 countries have signed a Declaration on Climate Finance urging for an immediate end to investment in new fossil fuel projects and a dramatic increase in renewable energy investment.

Europe, Finance, Policy, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

European utilities commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2050

 
2:03pm - 11 December 2017

More than 3,500 European utility companies have declared a new vision for the electricity sector officially committing to lead the low-carbon energy transition calling on policymakers to accelerate electrification.

Europe, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Germany is the world’s leading nation for recycling

 
11:35am - 11 December 2017

According to new research, Germany is the leading nation for recycling in the world, followed closely by Wales and Singapore.

Europe, Worldwide, Policy, Sustainable Innovation Forum
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Interview with Eva Halvarsson, Chief Executive Officer, AP2

Interview with Eva Halvarsson, Chief Executive Officer, AP2

Finance

Climate Action caught up with Eva Halvarsson, Chief Executive Officer, Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2), 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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Barack Obama applauds US cities and states at the first North American Climate Summit

North America, Policy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

During the launch of the first-ever North American Climate Summit, former President Barack Obama endorsed America’s Pledge and the newly launched Chicago Climate Charter praising bottom up climate action as the new face of American leadership on climate change.

 

London to welcome its first electric black cabs

Europe, Transport, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Long-anticipated hybrid black cabs are now fully licenced to operate in the streets of London, with the hope they will contribute to reducing dangerous air pollution levels in the city.

 

Microsoft builds new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley

North America, Tech. & Innovation, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Microsoft has started construction on its new campus in Silicon Valley designed to achieve net-zero, non-potable water certification as a response to California’s water shortage.

 

Australia in plans to export colossal amounts of wind and solar energy to Southeast Asia

Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

An international consortium of energy companies has presented its plans to develop a 6 gigawatt (GW) solar and wind hybrid project in Western Australia, designed to export clean energy to Indonesia through subsea cables.

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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