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  1. Europe’s first commercial vertical farm begins construction
    Europe’s first commercial vertical farm begins construction 20 Apr 2017

    The farm in Dronten, the Netherlands, will serve one of Europe’s biggest supermarket chains with lettuce grown using Philips GreenPower LED horticultural lighting

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Solar-power and saltwater to grow vegetables in Jordanian desert
    Solar-power and saltwater to grow vegetables in Jordanian desert 6 Apr 2017

    A Norwegian company plans to establish a solar-powered facility in the Aqaba desert in Jordan, capable of growing a variety of crops without wasting any fresh water

    Asia,Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture
  3. Tesco launches new online platform to cut food waste
    Tesco launches new online platform to cut food waste 16 Mar 2017

    Tesco has announced the launch of an innovative platform which will help identify areas where food waste can be tackled

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture
  4. UN Environment launches global campaign to end ocean plastic
    UN Environment launches global campaign to end ocean plastic 27 Feb 2017

    On Thursday 23 February, UN Environment launched an unprecedented global campaign to eliminate marine litter, including microplastics in cosmetics and single-use plastic by 2022

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Agriculture
  5. New standardised labels to reduce food waste in the US
    New standardised labels to reduce food waste in the US 21 Feb 2017

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

    North America,Policy,Agriculture
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Innovative laundry bag saves food chains from polluting microfibres
    Innovative laundry bag saves food chains from polluting microfibres 14 Feb 2017

    Two German inventors have invented a laundry bag to prevent shedding microfibers polluting oceans and disrupting food chains

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture,Sports
  9. UN agency explores the use of wastewater for farming
    UN agency explores the use of wastewater for farming 26 Jan 2017

    Traditionally viewed as a problem to be disposed of, municipal liquid waste could now help to solve the issue of water scarcity

    Worldwide,Agriculture
  10. EU calls on members to halve food waste by 2030
    EU calls on members to halve food waste by 2030 25 Jan 2017

    The European Parliament's Environment Committee in Brussels voted in favour of new regulations urging European Union (EU) nations to reduce per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 30 per cent by 2025 and 50 per cent by 2030

    Europe,Policy,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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