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  1. Arsenal powers stadium and fans’ homes with solar
    Arsenal powers stadium and fans’ homes with solar 15 Mar 2017

    Arsenal has teamed up with solar power firm Octopus Energy to power its stadium and fans’ homes with renewable energy

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sports
  2. Northern Ireland reaches 1 GW of renewables
    Northern Ireland reaches 1 GW of renewables 15 Mar 2017

    In 2016, Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) Networks connected 299 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity to the national grid, bringing the cumulative total to over 1 gigawatt (GW)

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. Philippines unanimously votes to ratify Paris Agreement
    Philippines unanimously votes to ratify Paris Agreement 15 Mar 2017

    The Philippines Senate has voted unanimously to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, four months earlier than previously expected

    Asia,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  4. Renewable energy targets already met by 11 EU Members
    Renewable energy targets already met by 11 EU Members 14 Mar 2017

    Share of renewables in energy consumption in the European Union (EU) reached almost 17 per cent in 2015, with eleven EU Member States already achieving their 2020 targets

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. Columbia University divests from thermal coal production
    Columbia University divests from thermal coal production 14 Mar 2017

    Columbia University has voted in support of divesting from thermal coal production, confirming the establishment’s longstanding commitment to addressing climate change

    North America,Finance,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. Large floating offshore wind farm gets green light
    Large floating offshore wind farm gets green light 14 Mar 2017

    The Scottish government has approved planning consent for one of the world’s largest floating offshore wind farms

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  7. Barcelona to ban old polluting cars in 2019
    Barcelona to ban old polluting cars in 2019 13 Mar 2017

    Barcelona will begin banning cars older than 20 years on weekdays in 2019 in a bid to curb the city’s air pollution problems

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. Tunisia to invest $1 billion in renewables in 2017
    Tunisia to invest $1 billion in renewables in 2017 13 Mar 2017

    The Tunisian government has recently announced it plans to invest $1 billion towards the installation of 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy in 2017

    Africa,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. London launches first low emission bus zone
    London launches first low emission bus zone 13 Mar 2017

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the first of twelve low-emission bus zones (LEBZ) in a bid to curb air pollution

    Europe,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. World Bank launches first bond linked to the SDGs
    World Bank launches first bond linked to the SDGs 10 Mar 2017

    The World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has issued its first bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the global effort to combat climate change, end poverty and promote equality

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum

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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