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  1. Boots achieves its carbon reduction target three years early
    Boots achieves its carbon reduction target three years early 9 Jan 2018

    The UK pharmacy chain Boots has cut carbon emissions from all its operations by 33 percent, reaching its 2020 carbon target three years early.

    Europe,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Surfing event in Hawaii accomplishes zero carbon emissions
    Surfing event in Hawaii accomplishes zero carbon emissions 9 Jan 2018

    During the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, event organisers celebrated sustainability by managing to deliver a zero carbon emissions event while raising awareness about oceans protection among surfers and visitors.

    North America,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  3. Weather events in 2017 caused record damage in the United States
    Weather events in 2017 caused record damage in the United States 9 Jan 2018

    The United States experienced 16 weather and climate disasters in 2017, which caused a record amount of damage, according to a report by the government’s scientific agency.

    North America
  4. Plastic microbeads are now banned in the UK
    Plastic microbeads are now banned in the UK 9 Jan 2018

    After the UK government pledged to phase-out plastic microbeads in 2016, the long-anticipated ban was put into force this Tuesday marking a landmark step towards ocean protection from plastic pollution.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. New battery storage projects spark to life in the UK
    New battery storage projects spark to life in the UK 9 Jan 2018

    Two battery storage sites have been unveiled in the UK, which represent the largest such projects to be connected to the electricity grid.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. What is the environmental cost of express shipping deliveries?
    What is the environmental cost of express shipping deliveries? 8 Jan 2018

    Recent data from the University of California addresses the environmental impact of online shopping, indicating that speed deliveries have a heavier carbon footprint than slower ones.

    Worldwide,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Global market for wind power now worth $50bn
    Global market for wind power now worth $50bn 8 Jan 2018

    A new report is anticipating strong growth in the global market for wind turbines, highlighting the ongoing rapid transition to a low-carbon economy.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Belize bans offshore oil exploration to protect marine wildlife
    Belize bans offshore oil exploration to protect marine wildlife 8 Jan 2018

    The government of Belize has recently passed legislation to end all offshore oil activities within its territorial waters.

  9. China announces huge reforestation plans
    China announces huge reforestation plans 8 Jan 2018

    The Chinese government has announced that new trees to be planted in 2018 will cover at least 6.6 million hectares all over the country- an area estimated to be the size of Ireland, in a bid to become the world leader in conservation.

    Asia,Policy,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Wind energy hits new record in Denmark
    Wind energy hits new record in Denmark 8 Jan 2018

    New energy statistics have been published revealing that in 2017 wind turbines delivered the equivalent of 43.6 percent of Denmark’s total electricity consumption, hitting a new milestone for the clean energy transition in the country.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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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