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  1. Record 66 million trees planted in 12 hours in India
    Record 66 million trees planted in 12 hours in India 4 Jul 2017

    Around 1.5 million volunteers planted more than 66 million trees in just 12 hours as part of a record-breaking environmental campaign

    Asia,Policy,COP 21,COP 23
  2. Pakistan to add 556.5 MW of solar by end of 2018
    Pakistan to add 556.5 MW of solar by end of 2018 3 Jul 2017

    Around 956.8 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity is now under development at 28 locations across Pakistan, with 556.5 MW set for completion by the end of 2018

    Asia,Sustainable Energy
  3. India to integrate 175 GW of renewables by 2022
    India to integrate 175 GW of renewables by 2022 30 Jun 2017

    According to new analysis, India’s power grid can be balanced even in the event of the nation integrating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into the grid by 2022

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  4. Chinese province runs on 100% renewables for 7 days
    Chinese province runs on 100% renewables for 7 days 26 Jun 2017

    The Qinghai Province, located in Northwest China, has successfully run on 100 per cent renewable energy for seven continuous days, as part of a trial conducted by the State Grid Corporation of China

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  5. Japan to acquire 66 MW wind energy project
    Japan to acquire 66 MW wind energy project 23 Jun 2017

    GE Renewables Energy – one of the largest wind turbine manufacturers in the world – has announced its development of a 66 megawatt (MW) wind energy project in the Akita prefecture in northern Japan

    Asia,Sustainable Energy
  6. Solar panels to be fitted on 250 trains in India
    Solar panels to be fitted on 250 trains in India 22 Jun 2017

    In addition to the development of large-scale solar projects and rooftop solar power systems on its rail stations, Indian Railways is now planning to install solar panels on top of its trains

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  7. Taiwan plans for $59 billion in finance for renewables
    Taiwan plans for $59 billion in finance for renewables 20 Jun 2017

    Prime Minister Lin Chuan’s administration hopes to attract $59 billion of private capital in order to boost the share of renewable energy in Taiwan’s power mix to 20 per cent by 2025

    Asia,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  8. South Korea to transition from nuclear to renewables
    South Korea to transition from nuclear to renewables 20 Jun 2017

    South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has announced his intentions to lead the nation towards a "nuclear-free era," as the country transitions from nuclear power to renewable energy

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  9. New project to boost renewable energy in Mongolia
    New project to boost renewable energy in Mongolia 19 Jun 2017

    The new project focuses on improving the reliability and sustainability of electricity services in Mongolia, in the face of the country’s rising energy demand

    Asia,Sustainable Energy
  10. World’s largest coal company to retire 37 mines in India
    World’s largest coal company to retire 37 mines in India 19 Jun 2017

    The largest coal mining company in the world, Coal India, has announced plans to decommission a total of 37 mines which are no longer economically viable in India

    Asia,Carbon Reduction,COP 23

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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