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  1. Butterfly wings inspire scientists to boost performance of solar panels
    Butterfly wings inspire scientists to boost performance of solar panels 17 Nov 2017

    Scientists have discovered that the way butterfly wings absorb sunlight could offer engineering insights on how to improve the efficiency of thin-film photovoltaic modules.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Norway’s wealth fund to divest from fossil fuels
    Norway’s wealth fund to divest from fossil fuels 17 Nov 2017

    Norway’s $1 trillion fund is to consider divesting from oil and gas stocks to protect Norway’s economy from oil price risk.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Canada and the UK launch new global alliance against coal during COP23
    Canada and the UK launch new global alliance against coal during COP23 17 Nov 2017

    During climate talks in Bonn, Canada and the UK along with the Marshall Islands have launched the “Powering Past Coal” alliance inviting governmental entities from around the world to phase out dirty coal power plants.

    Europe,North America,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  4. Microsoft pledges to reduce carbon emissions from operations by 75% by 2030
    Microsoft pledges to reduce carbon emissions from operations by 75% by 2030 16 Nov 2017

    The multinational technology giant has announced its renewed commitment to climate change action and has committed to cut its operational carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030 in comparison to 2013 levels.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum brought climate leaders together in Bonn
    The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum brought climate leaders together in Bonn 16 Nov 2017

    On 13-14 November, Climate Action, in official partnership with UN Environment held the 8th edition of the Sustainable Innovation Forum alongside COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  6. The world governing body for sailing sports launches its Sustainability Agenda 2030
    The world governing body for sailing sports launches its Sustainability Agenda 2030 16 Nov 2017

    World Sailing has launched its sustainability agenda targeting a series of aspects across sailing including events, training, venues and facilities.

    Worldwide,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sport
  7. An increasing number of insurance companies divest from fossil fuels
    An increasing number of insurance companies divest from fossil fuels 15 Nov 2017

    According to a new report, approximately $20 billion of assets around the world have shifted away from coal operations due to concerns over climate risks.

    Europe,North America,Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Bertrand Piccard talks about the true power of innovation for climate action
    Bertrand Piccard talks about the true power of innovation for climate action 14 Nov 2017

    The visionary innovator who flew 40,000 km in a solar-fuelled plane urged companies to pursue revolutionary ideas as the only way to truly achieve a paradigm shift and fight climate change.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  9. UN Environment, nrg4SD and ICLEI worked together at climate talks to fight air pollution
    UN Environment, nrg4SD and ICLEI worked together at climate talks to fight air pollution 14 Nov 2017

    During the 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF), Climate Action partnered with international organisations to bring together city Mayors and regional governments to discuss ways to tackle air pollution.

    Worldwide,Policy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  10. ‘We are Still in Coalition’ launched the America’s Pledge report during COP23
    ‘We are Still in Coalition’ launched the America’s Pledge report during COP23 14 Nov 2017

    During COP23 in Bonn, America’s Pledge presented the official report on US climate action, analysing how US states, cities, businesses, citizens, and universities can support the Paris Agreement even without federal action.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23

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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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