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  1. UK launches first research programme on greenhouse gas removal
    UK launches first research programme on greenhouse gas removal 26 Apr 2017

    The UK has launched a £8.6 million national research programme to investigate how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, the first of its kind

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. London accelerates plans for Ultra Low Emission Zone
    London accelerates plans for Ultra Low Emission Zone 12 Apr 2017

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that the capital’s introduction of an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will now come into force in April 2019, instead of in September 2020

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  9. Renewables in China to attract $782 billion investment by 2030
    Renewables in China to attract $782 billion investment by 2030 12 Apr 2017

    Wind and solar energy sectors in China could receive up to 5.4 trillion yuan ($782 billion) in investments from 2016 to 2030 – according to a new report released on Tuesday 11 April

    Asia,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. Major League Baseball promotes sustainability in sport
    Major League Baseball promotes sustainability in sport 10 Apr 2017

    Over the past decade, Major League Baseball (MLB) has helped to lead the sustainable revolution in sport in terms of its stadiums and its green initiatives

    Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Carbon Reduction,North America,Sports

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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