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  1. UK launches first research programme on greenhouse gas removal
    UK launches first research programme on greenhouse gas removal 26 Apr 2017

    The UK has launched a £8.6 million national research programme to investigate how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, the first of its kind

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. Leading businesses appeal to EU to strengthen renewables target
    Leading businesses appeal to EU to strengthen renewables target 26 Apr 2017

    The Corporate Leaders Group has called on the European Union (EU) to establish a more ambitious 2030 renewable energy target

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  3. Indian space agency develops app to chart solar potential
    Indian space agency develops app to chart solar potential 26 Apr 2017

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed an android app for computing the solar energy potential of a given location in any part of the country

    Asia,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy
  4. Hawaii marks Earth Day with renewable energy milestones
    Hawaii marks Earth Day with renewable energy milestones 25 Apr 2017

    To mark Earth Day 2017, Hawaiian utilities shared their progress in replacing fossil fuels with renewables and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. Nearly 50% of Fortune 500 companies set carbon reduction targets
    Nearly 50% of Fortune 500 companies set carbon reduction targets 25 Apr 2017

    Almost half of the Fortune 500’s leading U.S. firms have committed to reduce their environmental impact and increase their energy efficiency, according to a new report

    North America,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. China to crack down on shipping emissions
    China to crack down on shipping emissions 25 Apr 2017

    In a bid to curb ship-related pollution, China is imposing stricter regulations on the use of harmful marine fuels used near many of the nation’s largest ports

    Asia,Policy,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  7. Jamaica on track for 30% renewable energy by 2030
    Jamaica on track for 30% renewable energy by 2030 24 Apr 2017

    Jamaica is on course to achieving 30 per cent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2030, according to the country’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  8. Over 100,000 people now employed by the US wind sector
    Over 100,000 people now employed by the US wind sector 24 Apr 2017

    According to the latest figures released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the U.S. wind energy sector added jobs more than nine times faster than the overall U.S. economy last year

    North America,Sustainable Energy
  9. UK achieves first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution
    UK achieves first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution 24 Apr 2017

    According to the National Grid, the UK did not use coal to generate electricity for a full day on Friday 21 April – the first time since the Industrial Revolution

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  10. Apple commits to pursue 100% recycled materials in its products
    Apple commits to pursue 100% recycled materials in its products 21 Apr 2017

    The technology giant pledged on Thursday 20 April to reduce its reliance on mined raw materials in the pursuit of making its products from renewable resources or recycled material

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction

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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