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  1. Multinational firms with $1.3 trillion in revenue invest in circular economy
    Multinational firms with $1.3 trillion in revenue invest in circular economy 6 Feb 2018

    A new global initiative to foster the circular economy principles backed from more than 30 international companies is set to make 2018 the year of circular economy’s shine.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Offshore wind in Europe hit new milestone in 2017
    Offshore wind in Europe hit new milestone in 2017 6 Feb 2018

    According to new statistics released today by WindEurope, 2017 was a record year for offshore wind in Europe after total capacity reached 15.8 gigawatts (GW)- an impressive increase of 25 percent in just one year.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Russia’s football stadiums go green for the World Cup
    Russia’s football stadiums go green for the World Cup 5 Feb 2018

    Football’s governing body, FIFA, has announced that the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow has passed the BREEAM international certificate awarded to sustainable buildings.

    Europe,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  4. First US ski resort to operate on 100 percent renewable energy
    First US ski resort to operate on 100 percent renewable energy 5 Feb 2018

    The famous Lake Tahoe resorts in California will be the first ski facilities in the US to operate on 100 percent renewable energy, eliminating emissions which would be a threat to the industry’s future.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  5. Aldi pledges to halve food waste by 2030
    Aldi pledges to halve food waste by 2030 5 Feb 2018

    Leading food retailer Aldi has joined a campaign to cut food waste in the UK and Ireland by 50 percent over the next 12 years.

    Europe,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. The University of Bristol divests from the worst carbon polluters
    The University of Bristol divests from the worst carbon polluters 5 Feb 2018

    The University of Bristol has announced that it has successfully divested a majority of its holdings in the most carbon intensive sectors.

    Europe,Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. ‘No Paris Agreement, no EU trade deal’, says France to US
    ‘No Paris Agreement, no EU trade deal’, says France to US 5 Feb 2018

    The French minister for foreign affairs has stated that if the US administration follows through with the country’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement the negotiations about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTip) will not be successful.

    Europe,North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Tesla to build a virtual solar plant in South Australia using 50,000 homes
    Tesla to build a virtual solar plant in South Australia using 50,000 homes 5 Feb 2018

    Aiming to be the world’s largest virtual solar plant, the state government of South Australia has partnered with Tesla to roll out a network of at least 50,000 home solar and battery systems.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. Sweden revolutionises its steel industry with first fossil- free plant
    Sweden revolutionises its steel industry with first fossil- free plant 2 Feb 2018

    A newly established venture is working to establish a first-of-its-kind pilot steel plant to be fuelled with hydrogen, aiming to turn Sweden’s steel industry fossil fuels free by 2035.

  10. UN urges investors to accelerate climate action
    UN urges investors to accelerate climate action 2 Feb 2018

    "If you are not a climate-aware investor, then you are fundamentally not doing your job," said Brian Deese from investment firm BlackRock.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum

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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