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  1. Volvo to stop making new diesel cars
    Volvo to stop making new diesel cars 15 May 2018

    Swedish car company Volvo is phasing out the making of new diesel cars, according to its chief executive.

    Worldwide,Transport
  2. Turn down the AC: how air conditioners are set to drive global energy demand
    Turn down the AC: how air conditioners are set to drive global energy demand 15 May 2018

    Rising demand for cooling technologies in hot countries will place enormous pressure on electricity systems.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,COP24
  3. UK on course to remove coal power without new gas plants
    UK on course to remove coal power without new gas plants 15 May 2018

    A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has detailed how the UK can completely phase-out coal power without the need for extra gas plants.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  4. Climate shocks causing severe hunger in Africa’s Sahel region
    Climate shocks causing severe hunger in Africa’s Sahel region 15 May 2018

    Humanitarian relief workers have warned that about 5 million people in the Sahel are suffering from severe hunger.

    Africa,Agriculture
  5. Lloyds Bank pumps £2bn into sustainable finance schemes
    Lloyds Bank pumps £2bn into sustainable finance schemes 14 May 2018

    Lloyds Bank is making an extra £2 billion available to help UK businesses implement sustainability initiatives.

    Europe,Finance
  6. UK Government proposes new law to create ‘Green Brexit’
    UK Government proposes new law to create ‘Green Brexit’ 14 May 2018

    The UK Government is seeking to reassure the public that environmental laws will not be watered down after Brexit.

    Europe,Policy
  7. Growth in solar power is bringing power to millions in remote communities
    Growth in solar power is bringing power to millions in remote communities 14 May 2018

    New data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has detailed the vital importance renewable energy is now playing to remote communities.

    Africa,Sustainable Energy
  8. Church of Ireland approves motion to divest from fossil fuels
    Church of Ireland approves motion to divest from fossil fuels 14 May 2018

    The Anglican Church in Ireland has voted to put an end to its major investments in fossil fuel companies.

    Europe,Finance,Carbon Reduction
  9. Costa Rica to become the world’s first zero-carbon country
    Costa Rica to become the world’s first zero-carbon country 11 May 2018

    Costa Rica’s newly elected president is vowing to take the historic step of decarbonising the entire country.

    South America,Carbon Reduction,COP24
  10. Tesco’s carbon emissions plummet by 13% in one year
    Tesco’s carbon emissions plummet by 13% in one year 11 May 2018

    Supermarket giant Tesco is making strong progress towards sustainability, according to its latest annual report released today

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction

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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