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  1. France to ban all new oil and gas exploration licenses
    France to ban all new oil and gas exploration licenses 26 Jun 2017

    France plans to terminate the granting oil and gas exploration licenses at home and in overseas territories, as the country aims to increase the share of renewables in the nation’s energy mix

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. London unveils new green transport plan
    London unveils new green transport plan 22 Jun 2017

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has revealed a new draft Transport Strategy for the capital, which includes the expansion of the city’s cycle network and a pledge to go zero emission by 2050

    Europe,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  3. 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
  4. Chile’s largest metro network to be powered by solar and wind
    Chile’s largest metro network to be powered by solar and wind 21 Jun 2017

    Santiago’s metro system – which transports approximately 2.4 million passengers each day – will become one of the first subways in the world to source most of its power needs from renewable energy

    South America,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  5. 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
  6. Sweden’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2045 written into law
    Sweden’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2045 written into law 16 Jun 2017

    Sweden has committed to becoming a net-zero carbon emission emitter by 2045, following a law passed in the nation’s parliament on Thursday 15 June

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,COP 23
  7. Largest airport in Finland turns to solar energy
    Largest airport in Finland turns to solar energy 15 Jun 2017

    A new rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system will help lower Helsinki Airport’s carbon footprint, as part of its operator’s mission to go carbon neutral across all of its 21 sites by 2020

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  8. Worldwide carbon emissions remained flat for third consecutive year
    Worldwide carbon emissions remained flat for third consecutive year 14 Jun 2017

    Global carbon emissions remained flat for the third consecutive year during 2016, while demand for coal across the world fell for the second year in a row, according to a BP study

    Worldwide,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. Renewables are replacing coal in the UK
    Renewables are replacing coal in the UK 14 Jun 2017

    New analysis, conducted by Greenpeace’s Energydesk, details that wind, solar and improved energy efficiency have replaced the vast majority of power previously provided by UK coal

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. Seattle vows to uphold Paris Agreement on climate change
    Seattle vows to uphold Paris Agreement on climate change 14 Jun 2017

    The city of Seattle in Washington has expressed its “commitment to meet or exceed” the goals of the Paris Agreement following a vote in the City Council

    North America,Policy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,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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