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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Corporate demand to drive the renewable energy credits market
    Corporate demand to drive the renewable energy credits market 21 Apr 2017

    A significant surge in demand for RECs is anticipated, following an increasing number of major corporations committing to ambitious environmental targets

    Sustainable Energy,Finance,Worldwide
  9. Sweden and Norway to extend renewable power subsidy scheme
    Sweden and Norway to extend renewable power subsidy scheme 20 Apr 2017

    The Swedish and Norwegian governments have come to an agreement regarding their shared green certificate system, enabling Sweden to extend its renewable energy target to 18 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2030

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  10. Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Literacy
    Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Literacy 20 Apr 2017

    Earth Day 2017 will be observed this Saturday (22 April) across the globe, uniting more than 50,000 partners in nearly 195 countries to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide

    Worldwide,Policy,Carbon Reduction,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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