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  1. 5 companies leading the movement to go plastic free
    5 companies leading the movement to go plastic free 22 May 2018

    Climate Action's top 5 list of companies which are really testing themselves on reducing plastic waste.

    Worldwide
  2. First ‘subsidy free’ wind farm to be built in the UK
    First ‘subsidy free’ wind farm to be built in the UK 22 May 2018

    Construction on a wind farm in the UK is due to commence in what the developers claim is the first project in the country not to require state subsidies.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy
  3. New York to end all coal-fired power by 2020
    New York to end all coal-fired power by 2020 21 May 2018

    New York State has proposed strict new carbon dioxide standards which will lead to coal plants having to change the way they operate, or close down.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  4. First European trial for innovative carbon capture project
    First European trial for innovative carbon capture project 21 May 2018

    A former coal plant in the north of England will become the test site for a new way to remove carbon dioxide from electricity generation.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy
  5. Huge Welsh wind farm now comes with batteries included
    Huge Welsh wind farm now comes with batteries included 21 May 2018

    One of the largest onshore wind farms in the UK now has battery storage co-located at the site.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation
  6. EU sets out plan to cut truck emissions by 30%
    EU sets out plan to cut truck emissions by 30% 21 May 2018

    The European Commission has put forth a proposal to regulate carbon emissions from heavy-duty vehicles for the first time.

    Europe,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  7. Iceland supermarket launches deposit scheme and plastic-free labelling
    Iceland supermarket launches deposit scheme and plastic-free labelling 18 May 2018

    British food retailer Iceland continues to take the lead on sustainability issues.

    Europe,Worldwide,Policy
  8. Major investors call for oil and gas groups to step up climate action
    Major investors call for oil and gas groups to step up climate action 18 May 2018

    Sixty investors have urged the oil and gas sector to do more on climate change and “take responsibility” for its carbon emissions.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,COP24
  9. 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
  10. 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

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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