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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. EU to swiftly and fully implement Paris Agreement
    EU to swiftly and fully implement Paris Agreement 26 Jun 2017

    Heads of the European Union (EU) Member States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission have strongly reaffirmed the EU's commitment to the Paris Agreement

    Europe,Policy,COP 21,COP 23
  3. 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
  4. 36 US cities have now committed to 100% renewables
    36 US cities have now committed to 100% renewables 22 Jun 2017

    The cities of Sarasota in Florida, and Columbia in South Carolina, have committed to transition to 100 per cent renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,COP 23
  5. $7.4 trillion to be invested in renewables by 2040
    $7.4 trillion to be invested in renewables by 2040 21 Jun 2017

    According to BNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2017, $10.2 trillion will be invested in new power generation capacity by 2040, of which nearly three-quarters will be in renewables

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Renewables generated 10% of US electricity in March
    Renewables generated 10% of US electricity in March 15 Jun 2017

    Combined wind and solar energy accounted for more than 10 per cent of U.S. power generation in March; the highest ever share of renewable energy in the nation’s power mix

    North America,Sustainable Energy,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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