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  1. New Zealand to play leading role in renewables & smart energy systems
    New Zealand to play leading role in renewables & smart energy systems 22 Feb 2017

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights the multiple reasons for New Zealand’s success in renewables and smart energy systems, as well as outlining the required steps to reform its heat and transport sectors

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. Railway stations across India to go solar
    Railway stations across India to go solar 22 Feb 2017

    India’s railways – the leading consumer of power – are to become the nation’s largest producer of solar energy

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. New standardised labels to reduce food waste in the U.S.
    New standardised labels to reduce food waste in the U.S. 21 Feb 2017

    Two leading food industry associations have partnered to help standardise food expiration labels and reduce food waste

    North America,Policy,Agriculture
  4. Singapore unveils new carbon tax to curb emissions
    Singapore unveils new carbon tax to curb emissions 21 Feb 2017

    Singapore has announced a new carbon tax which will come into force by 2019, with initial prices set between US$7 and US$14 per tonne of emissions

    Asia,Policy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. London to introduce “T-charge” to combat polluting vehicles
    London to introduce “T-charge” to combat polluting vehicles 20 Feb 2017

    Older, more polluting cars will have to pay an extra £10 charge to drive in central London’s congestion charge zone from 23 October, the city’s mayor has said

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. Solar-powered ambulance to save lives in Bangladesh
    Solar-powered ambulance to save lives in Bangladesh 20 Feb 2017

    The solar three-wheeled ambulance can run entirely on solar power and is perfect for Bangladesh’s many rural areas without adequate services

    Asia,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Two more U.S. cities to go 100% renewable
    Two more U.S. cities to go 100% renewable 20 Feb 2017

    Pueblo, Colorado, and Moab, Utah, have become the 22nd and 23rd cities in the United States to commit to 100 per cent renewable energy targets

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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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