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  1. This year’s London Marathon will trial compostable cups
    This year’s London Marathon will trial compostable cups 20 Apr 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
  2. Earth Day 2018 calls for an end to plastic pollution
    Earth Day 2018 calls for an end to plastic pollution 20 Apr 2018

    Earth Day 2018 is here and will be celebrated on Sunday (22 April) around the world.

    Worldwide
  3. HSBC rules out financing new coal power and tar sands
    HSBC rules out financing new coal power and tar sands 20 Apr 2018

    HSBC, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, has made new commitments to stop financing the most carbon intensive energy projects.

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction
  4. Great Britain went a record 55 hours without using coal
    Great Britain went a record 55 hours without using coal 20 Apr 2018

    Coal-fired power plants were absent from Britain’s energy mix for more than two days straight this week.

    Europe,Carbon Reduction
  5. China and Norway surging ahead on electric vehicle sales
    China and Norway surging ahead on electric vehicle sales 20 Apr 2018

    Fresh analysis of the electric vehicle market has shown China and Norway dominating in terms of sales and market share.

    Worldwide,Transport
  6. US wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people
    US wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people 19 Apr 2018

    A new report has shone a light on the strong economic progress wind energy is making in the United States.

    North America,Sustainable Energy
  7. Oval cricket ground hits sustainability for six
    Oval cricket ground hits sustainability for six 19 Apr 2018

    An international cricket ground has taken major steps towards making the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable future.

    Europe,Sport
  8. Tottenham Hotspur will eliminate single-use plastics from new stadium
    Tottenham Hotspur will eliminate single-use plastics from new stadium 19 Apr 2018

    One of England’s leading football clubs has become the latest high-profile name to announce plans to fight plastic pollution.

    Europe,Sport
  9. England ban on plastic straws and cotton buds proposed
    England ban on plastic straws and cotton buds proposed 19 Apr 2018

    The UK Government is planning to ban plastic straws, stirrers and plastic-tipped cotton buds in a further acceleration of its war on the waste material.

    Europe,Policy
  10. Religious leaders call on the Commonwealth to get much tougher on climate change
    Religious leaders call on the Commonwealth to get much tougher on climate change 18 Apr 2018

    More than 170 religious leaders from all over the world have urged governments from the Commonwealth to “turn words into action” and stop dangerous climate change.

    Worldwide,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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