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  1. China announces huge reforestation plans
    China announces huge reforestation plans 8 Jan 2018

    The Chinese government has announced that new trees to be planted in 2018 will cover at least 6.6 million hectares all over the country- an area estimated to be the size of Ireland, in a bid to become the world leader in conservation.

    Asia,Policy,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. China’s first electric plane can fly for up to 2 hours
    China’s first electric plane can fly for up to 2 hours 5 Jan 2018

    The first Chinese two-seater trainer plane is now able to fly for two hours emissions-free offering another revolutionary development to the air travel industry and providing valuable lessons for scaling up the technology.

    Asia,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. China signs memorandum to address climate impacts in Asia
    China signs memorandum to address climate impacts in Asia 3 Jan 2018

    China has recently signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate the impacts of climate change in central Asia.

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. India becomes the first country to launch a floating solar power programme
    India becomes the first country to launch a floating solar power programme 2 Jan 2018

    The Indian government has launched an ambitious floating solar power programme in order to boost the development of the niche technology and invest in the next generation of solar power.

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. China’s carbon market is finally unveiled
    China’s carbon market is finally unveiled 19 Dec 2017

    Chinese officials have provided updates on the country’s long-anticipated carbon cap-and-trade scheme, which aspires to be the biggest in the world.

    Asia,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Major Chinese city will become the first to run exclusively on electric buses
    Major Chinese city will become the first to run exclusively on electric buses 19 Dec 2017

    Shenzhen, a major city in the Chinese province of Guangdong is well on track to make all its current buses electric by the end of the year, becoming the first city in the world to operate a completely electric bus fleet.

    Asia,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. China breaks ground on the world’s largest floating solar plant
    China breaks ground on the world’s largest floating solar plant 14 Dec 2017

    China is set to break yet another record in solar technology by developing a world-first 150 megawatt (MW) floating solar PV plant as a new experiment aimed at cutting down the cost of solar energy.

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Hyundai Electric to break the record for world’s largest battery
    Hyundai Electric to break the record for world’s largest battery 6 Dec 2017

    South Korea’s Hyundai Electric is set to build a 150 megawatt (MW) lithium ion battery, competing against Tesla’s recent achievement of building the largest battery in Australia within 100 days.

    Asia,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. New $770 million investment in battery gigafactory highlights impetus of electric vehicles market
    New $770 million investment in battery gigafactory highlights impetus of electric vehicles market 1 Dec 2017

    South Korean energy and chemicals company SK Innovation has announced an investment of $770 million in an electric vehicle battery gigafactory in Hungary to meet the future demand of zero-emission vehicles in Europe.

    Asia,Europe,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. India to procure 10,000 electric vehicles for government institutions
    India to procure 10,000 electric vehicles for government institutions 22 Nov 2017

    India’s government department for energy efficiency has revealed that the country will issue a tender for the procurement of 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to replace traditional diesel, petrol and gas-fuelled vehicles across government institutions.

    Asia,Policy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

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