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  1. Innovative laundry bag saves food chains from polluting microfibres
    Innovative laundry bag saves food chains from polluting microfibres 14 Feb 2017

    Two German inventors have invented a laundry bag to prevent shedding microfibers polluting oceans and disrupting food chains

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture,Sports
  2. Volvo to launch its first 100% electric vehicle in 2019
    Volvo to launch its first 100% electric vehicle in 2019 14 Feb 2017

    Volvo has announced that its first all-electric vehicle is coming in 2019 with battery packs up to 100 kilowatt hours (kWh)

    Europe,Worldwide,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  3. India could eliminate the use of coal by 2050
    India could eliminate the use of coal by 2050 14 Feb 2017

    If the cost of renewable energy and storage continues to fall at current rates, India could phase out coal power completely by 2050 – significantly outperforming its commitments under the Paris Agreement

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  4. Norwegian eco snow machines secure the future of skiing
    Norwegian eco snow machines secure the future of skiing 13 Feb 2017

    Norwegian researchers are developing a machine capable of simultaneously producing snow and heating homes, in a bid to save winter sports from the impacts of climate change

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sports
  5. Innovative urea battery provides low-cost renewable energy storage
    Innovative urea battery provides low-cost renewable energy storage 13 Feb 2017

    Stanford engineers develop a new low-cost, high performance battery, providing a cheap storage solution for solar power

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  6. Caffè Nero to convert waste coffee into renewable fuel
    Caffè Nero to convert waste coffee into renewable fuel 13 Feb 2017

    Caffè Nero has unveiled plans to recycle coffee grounds from 122 of its London stores to make low-carbon fuel

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction
  7. Tokyo 2020 to make medals from old mobile phones
    Tokyo 2020 to make medals from old mobile phones 9 Feb 2017

    The medals presented at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 will be made from recycled mobile phones

    Sports,Smart Cities,Worldwide,Asia
  8. The Netherlands invests in new global climate adaption centre
    The Netherlands invests in new global climate adaption centre 9 Feb 2017

    The Netherlands will host a new Global Centre of Excellence to help countries, institutions and businesses to adapt to a warming climate with the support of the Japanese government and UN environment programme (UNEP)

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,Policy,COP 23
  9. Renewables account for nearly 90% of new power in Europe
    Renewables account for nearly 90% of new power in Europe 9 Feb 2017

    Almost nine-tenths of newly added power capacity in 2016 came from renewable energy sources in Europe, demonstrating the continent’s commitment to reducing the use of fossil fuels

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. Emissions in the UK down 38% since 1990
    Emissions in the UK down 38% since 1990 9 Feb 2017

    Greenhouse gas emissions fell 38 per cent in the UK from 1990 to 2015, according to a report released by the National Statistics authority on Tuesday 7 February

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2016-17

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the 10th anniversary edition of the official Climate Action report for COP22, Marrakech, Morocco.

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