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  1. Plastic bag waste is declining within UK waters
    Plastic bag waste is declining within UK waters 5 Apr 2018

    The number of plastic bags which have found their way into the North Sea has declined in recent years, according to major new research on the issue.

    Europe,Policy
  2. NHL taking the lead on fighting climate change in hockey
    NHL taking the lead on fighting climate change in hockey 4 Apr 2018

    The National Hockey League (NHL) has launched its second report into how the game can increase its sustainability efforts and reduce the threats from a changing climate.

    North America,Sport
  3. Keeping warming to 1.5°C could prevent mass food shortages
    Keeping warming to 1.5°C could prevent mass food shortages 4 Apr 2018

    New research led by The University of Exeter has highlighted the major benefits to keeping global temperatures to within 1.5°C compared to 2 °C.

    Worldwide,Agriculture
  4. Shell could be taken to court over climate change
    Shell could be taken to court over climate change 4 Apr 2018

    Friends of the Earth is threatening to take Shell to court in the Netherlands over its part in causing climate change.

    Worldwide,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  5. Portugal runs on renewable power for the whole of March
    Portugal runs on renewable power for the whole of March 4 Apr 2018

    Portugal has produced so much renewable electricity that it has outstripped the entire country’s consumption for the month of March.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy
  6. Harvard board member calls for divestment from fossil fuels
    Harvard board member calls for divestment from fossil fuels 3 Apr 2018

    An outgoing board member of Harvard University has become the latest senior figure to call on the institution to divest from fossil fuels.

    North America,Finance
  7. Climate change is a fight for survival, says Fiji’s Prime Minister
    Climate change is a fight for survival, says Fiji’s Prime Minister 3 Apr 2018

    Fiji’s Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, has said the latest cyclone to rip through the country is due to climate change, and they are getting worse.

    Oceania,Carbon Reduction
  8. US agency plans to downgrade fuel efficiency standards
    US agency plans to downgrade fuel efficiency standards 3 Apr 2018

    The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) in the US has announced plans to roll-back standards on greenhouse gas emissions introduced under President Obama.

    North America,Transport
  9. Saudi Arabia plans gigantic $200 billion solar project
    Saudi Arabia plans gigantic $200 billion solar project 3 Apr 2018

    Saudi Arabia last week announced plans to work with Japanese-based SoftBank to build a massive solar project in the desert, which could be worth up to $200 billion.

    Middle East,Sustainable Energy
  10. London has ‘no intention of slowing down’ on green finance
    London has ‘no intention of slowing down’ on green finance 28 Mar 2018

    A group of experts has delivered its recommendations to the UK Government as to how it can grow sustainable finance in the country.

    Europe,Finance

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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