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  1. African cities commit to reaching zero carbon by 2050
    African cities commit to reaching zero carbon by 2050 18 May 2018

    At a meeting in Nigeria this week, nine African cities pledged to cut carbon emissions to zero within the next three decades.

    Africa,Carbon Reduction
  2. Large-scale study finds global species will be saved at 1.5C
    Large-scale study finds global species will be saved at 1.5C 18 May 2018

    One of the largest studies of its kind has found significant benefits to keeping global temperatures to 1.5C over 2C.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction
  3. Mercedes-Benz car factories to become carbon neutral
    Mercedes-Benz car factories to become carbon neutral 17 May 2018

    The need to decarbonise all parts of the economy means leaving no blind spots.

    Europe,Transport
  4. 66% of EU cities have plans in place to combat climate change
    66% of EU cities have plans in place to combat climate change 17 May 2018

    New analysis has shown mixed results for the performance of European cities in their efforts to tackle the looming challenge of climate change.

    Europe,Policy,COP24
  5. National Geographic launches major campaign to fight single-use plastics
    National Geographic launches major campaign to fight single-use plastics 17 May 2018

    The National Geographic has launched a major new initiative to accelerate action on plastic waste.

    Worldwide,Policy
  6. Co-op to fight waste by diverting food to community groups
    Co-op to fight waste by diverting food to community groups 17 May 2018

    Supermarket chain Co-op is launching a new scheme in the UK to reduce food waste by putting an end to last-minute sales.

    Europe,Policy,Agriculture
  7. Global green economy could create 24 million jobs by 2030
    Global green economy could create 24 million jobs by 2030 16 May 2018

    New markets in sustainability and clean energy could lead to a worldwide jobs boom, according to the UN’s labour agency.

    Worldwide,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  8. EU bank to invest €300 million in Chinese climate projects
    EU bank to invest €300 million in Chinese climate projects 16 May 2018

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a new agreement to support carbon reduction efforts in China.

    Asia,Europe,Finance
  9. 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
  10. 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

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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