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  1. Caribbean island to secure new solar energy plant
    Caribbean island to secure new solar energy plant 22 Mar 2017

    The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to install a new solar energy plant on Barbuda

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  2. Plans for coal power plants fall nearly 50% globally in 2016
    Plans for coal power plants fall nearly 50% globally in 2016 22 Mar 2017

    2016 saw a steep decline in the number of coal-fired power plants in pre-construction across the world – according to a new report

    Asia,Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. India’s solar capacity triples to 10 GW in the last 3 years
    India’s solar capacity triples to 10 GW in the last 3 years 22 Mar 2017

    India has surpassed the 10 gigawatt (GW) solar photovoltaic (PV) installation milestone, having tripled its capacity in less than three years, according Indian Minister Piyush Goyal

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  4. Northern Ireland reaches 1 GW of renewables
    Northern Ireland reaches 1 GW of renewables 15 Mar 2017

    In 2016, Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) Networks connected 299 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity to the national grid, bringing the cumulative total to over 1 gigawatt (GW)

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. Philippines unanimously votes to ratify Paris Agreement
    Philippines unanimously votes to ratify Paris Agreement 15 Mar 2017

    The Philippines Senate has voted unanimously to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, four months earlier than previously expected

    Asia,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. Renewable energy targets already met by 11 EU Members
    Renewable energy targets already met by 11 EU Members 14 Mar 2017

    Share of renewables in energy consumption in the European Union (EU) reached almost 17 per cent in 2015, with eleven EU Member States already achieving their 2020 targets

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. Columbia University divests from thermal coal production
    Columbia University divests from thermal coal production 14 Mar 2017

    Columbia University has voted in support of divesting from thermal coal production, confirming the establishment’s longstanding commitment to addressing climate change

    North America,Finance,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. Large floating offshore wind farm gets green light
    Large floating offshore wind farm gets green light 14 Mar 2017

    The Scottish government has approved planning consent for one of the world’s largest floating offshore wind farms

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  9. Barcelona to ban old polluting cars in 2019
    Barcelona to ban old polluting cars in 2019 13 Mar 2017

    Barcelona will begin banning cars older than 20 years on weekdays in 2019 in a bid to curb the city’s air pollution problems

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. Tunisia to invest $1 billion in renewables in 2017
    Tunisia to invest $1 billion in renewables in 2017 13 Mar 2017

    The Tunisian government has recently announced it plans to invest $1 billion towards the installation of 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy in 2017

    Africa,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,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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