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  1. The world’s first sport utility electric truck has been unveiled
    The world’s first sport utility electric truck has been unveiled 28 Jul 2017

    The New York- based EV startup, Bollinger Motors, presented the B1 – the world’s first all-electric, all-wheel drive sport utility truck.

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. South Miami makes solar PV panels mandatory for new houses
    South Miami makes solar PV panels mandatory for new houses 27 Jul 2017

    A new law requiring all new homes built in the city to have solar panels, making South Miami the first city outside California to support such an initiative.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 21
  3. Egypt closer to build the world’s largest PV Park after World Bank approves $660m for 500MW of solar
    Egypt closer to build the world’s largest PV Park after World Bank approves $660m for 500MW of solar 26 Jul 2017

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has unanimously approved investments worth $660m for a total 500MW of solar projects to be located on Benban solar complex in Egypt.

    Middle East,Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. UK to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040
    UK to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040 26 Jul 2017

    The government is set to announce the ban of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 onwards as part of the Clean Air Strategy.

    Europe,Policy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Perovskite solar cells achieve new efficiency breakthrough
    Perovskite solar cells achieve new efficiency breakthrough 25 Jul 2017

    A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia created the biggest perovskite solar cell so far, also setting a new efficiency record with it.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. UK to invest £246m in battery technology
    UK to invest £246m in battery technology 25 Jul 2017

    Known as ‘Faraday Challenge’, the initiative will be part of the country’s modern Industrial Strategy and aims to establish the UK as world leader in battery technology.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of its electricity needs
    Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of its electricity needs 24 Jul 2017

    In June, wind turbines produced 1,039,001MWh, which could meet Scotland’s energy needs for 6 consecutive days.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. China to refuse foreign waste in a bid for cleaner air
    China to refuse foreign waste in a bid for cleaner air 20 Jul 2017

    China continues to demonstrate its growing commitment to sustainability. On July 18th, the Asian nation announced to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would no longer be importing foreign garbage shipments.

    Asia,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  9. EU to consider labels for green finance products
    EU to consider labels for green finance products 19 Jul 2017

    In order to boost sustainable markets and instil trust in investors, the European Commission has discussed plans to introduce labels for clearer classification of green financial products.

    Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. 35 Australian local governments pledge to reduce emissions
    35 Australian local governments pledge to reduce emissions 19 Jul 2017

    Thirty-five Australian local councils have now committed to develop green and climate-resilient communities, switching to renewables and building green transport infrastructure

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation 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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