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  1. London considers car-free days to cut back on air pollution
    London considers car-free days to cut back on air pollution 16 May 2018

    The days of the London smog may be a thing of the past, but the UK’s capital still struggles to provide clean air for its growing population.

    Europe,Transport
  2. UK wind power outstrips nuclear for the first time over a quarter
    UK wind power outstrips nuclear for the first time over a quarter 16 May 2018

    Data drawn from the UK’s electricity grid has highlighted how wind power continues to pass new milestones and break once unthinkable records.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy
  3. Volvo to stop making new diesel cars
    Volvo to stop making new diesel cars 15 May 2018

    Swedish car company Volvo is phasing out the making of new diesel cars, according to its chief executive.

    Worldwide,Transport
  4. Turn down the AC: how air conditioners are set to drive global energy demand
    Turn down the AC: how air conditioners are set to drive global energy demand 15 May 2018

    Rising demand for cooling technologies in hot countries will place enormous pressure on electricity systems.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,COP24
  5. UK on course to remove coal power without new gas plants
    UK on course to remove coal power without new gas plants 15 May 2018

    A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has detailed how the UK can completely phase-out coal power without the need for extra gas plants.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  6. Climate shocks causing severe hunger in Africa’s Sahel region
    Climate shocks causing severe hunger in Africa’s Sahel region 15 May 2018

    Humanitarian relief workers have warned that about 5 million people in the Sahel are suffering from severe hunger.

    Africa,Agriculture
  7. Lloyds Bank pumps £2bn into sustainable finance schemes
    Lloyds Bank pumps £2bn into sustainable finance schemes 14 May 2018

    Lloyds Bank is making an extra £2 billion available to help UK businesses implement sustainability initiatives.

    Europe,Finance
  8. UK Government proposes new law to create ‘Green Brexit’
    UK Government proposes new law to create ‘Green Brexit’ 14 May 2018

    The UK Government is seeking to reassure the public that environmental laws will not be watered down after Brexit.

    Europe,Policy
  9. Growth in solar power is bringing power to millions in remote communities
    Growth in solar power is bringing power to millions in remote communities 14 May 2018

    New data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has detailed the vital importance renewable energy is now playing to remote communities.

    Africa,Sustainable Energy
  10. Church of Ireland approves motion to divest from fossil fuels
    Church of Ireland approves motion to divest from fossil fuels 14 May 2018

    The Anglican Church in Ireland has voted to put an end to its major investments in fossil fuel companies.

    Europe,Finance,Carbon Reduction

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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