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  1. UN-backed app is transforming green finance
    UN-backed app is transforming green finance 23 Jan 2017

    On 20 January during the World Economic Forum in Davos, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Ant Financial Services Group (Ant Financial) – China’s leading online and mobile financial services provider – unveiled the ‘Green Digital Finance Alliance’, an initiative to stimulate the advancement of digital technologies in green finance

    Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction
  2. Private finance for conservation sees rapid growth
    Private finance for conservation sees rapid growth 23 Jan 2017

    Between 2004 and 2015, the private sector channelled $8.2 billion into investments seeking environmental benefits – as well as financial returns –with the majority of investments taking place after 2013, according to new report

    Worldwide,Finance,Agriculture
  3. Corporations commit to 100% renewable energy
    Corporations commit to 100% renewable energy 23 Jan 2017

    Corporate sourcing of renewable electricity can be a key driver of the shift to a robust, zero-emissions economy, according to the 2017 RE100 Annual Report

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  4. World Bank launches online solar mapping tool
    World Bank launches online solar mapping tool 20 Jan 2017

    The World Bank, in partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), launched the Global Solar Atlas at an ISA event at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy
  5. Guterres: Businesses “best allies” to fight climate change & poverty
    Guterres: Businesses “best allies” to fight climate change & poverty 20 Jan 2017

    Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to reduce the effects of climate change and combat poverty

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  6. Costa Rica pledges carbon neutrality by 2021
    Costa Rica pledges carbon neutrality by 2021 20 Jan 2017

    Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis announced on Monday during the opening of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week that the country was aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2021

    South America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. Hawaiian bill proposes 100% renewable fuel target
    Hawaiian bill proposes 100% renewable fuel target 19 Jan 2017

    The new bill – which was introduced to the State Legislature on Wednesday – sets the target of using 100 per cent renewable fuel for all forms of ground transportation by 2045

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. Sustainability at the heart of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
    Sustainability at the heart of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics 19 Jan 2017

    Beijing 2022 is set to be the most environmentally friendly Winter Olympic Games yet

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sports
  9. Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund
    Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund 18 Jan 2017

    In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama has signed over half a billion dollars to the United Nations Green Climate Fund

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  10. UK University’s air-cleansing poetry reduces pollution
    UK University’s air-cleansing poetry reduces pollution 18 Jan 2017

    The University of Sheffield installation of a revolutionary air-cleansing poem has removed over two tonnes of nitrogen oxide from the air

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Smart Cities

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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