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  1. Renewables set for biggest year in half a century in Australia
    Renewables set for biggest year in half a century in Australia 17 Feb 2017

    2017 will be a big year for renewables in Australia with more than 20 large-scale renewable energy projects that are either under construction or pending construction, with a newly installed capacity of over 2,250 megawatts (MW)

    Oceania,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. Leading investors appeal to G20 governments to end fossil fuel subsidies
    Leading investors appeal to G20 governments to end fossil fuel subsidies 17 Feb 2017

    A coalition of leading investors – with a total of $2.8 trillion in assets under management – issued a joint statement on Wednesday 15 February, calling on G20 economies to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. UN knowledge platform launches live-tracking tools to review progress towards SDGs
    UN knowledge platform launches live-tracking tools to review progress towards SDGs 17 Feb 2017

    UN Environment’s dynamic online platform – designed for sharing contextualised data and knowledge to keep the environment under review – has unveiled new tools to review progress towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  4. Massachusetts lawmakers back 100% renewable energy bill
    Massachusetts lawmakers back 100% renewable energy bill 16 Feb 2017

    Massachusetts could become the first state in America to be powered entirely by renewable energy

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. Fashion brand Mango unveils its new sustainable collection
    Fashion brand Mango unveils its new sustainable collection 16 Feb 2017

    Mango’s new 'Committed’ collection uses eco-friendly dyes, recycled polyester and organic and recycled cotton

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. U.S. solar grows a record 95% in 2016
    U.S. solar grows a record 95% in 2016 16 Feb 2017

    The U.S. solar market saw its most successful year yet in 2016, installing a remarkable 14.6 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity – an increase of 95 per cent from 2015 figures – according to new statistics released on Wednesday 15 February

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. Concessionaires seeing environmental value in menu options
    Concessionaires seeing environmental value in menu options 15 Feb 2017

    By Allen Hershkowitz, Founding Director, Sport and Sustainability International

    Worldwide,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sports
  8. Shipping giant UPS to invest $18 million in solar energy
    Shipping giant UPS to invest $18 million in solar energy 15 Feb 2017

    UPS will invest around $18 million in new onsite solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the U.S., expected to be completed by the end of the year

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  9. Vattenfall’s 3,500 fleet to go 100% electric
    Vattenfall’s 3,500 fleet to go 100% electric 15 Feb 2017

    One of the Europe’s largest utility companies is converting its 3,500 car and light truck fleet to all electric vehicles (EVs) within the next five years

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  10. Levi’s jeans to make all its products from 100% recycled cotton
    Levi’s jeans to make all its products from 100% recycled cotton 15 Feb 2017

    The world’s oldest jeans brand has announced plans to become the first in the fashion industry to make all of its products from 100 per cent recycled cotton by 2025

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture

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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