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  1. AXA Investment Managers pledge $193 million divestment
    AXA Investment Managers pledge $193 million divestment 27 Apr 2017

    The asset manager will divest €177 million ($193 million) from fixed-income portfolios as a result of its new coal policy, relating to companies that derive 50 per cent or more of revenues from coal-related activities

    Finance,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. Global wind power capacity to surpass 800 GW by 2021
    Global wind power capacity to surpass 800 GW by 2021 27 Apr 2017

    A new report issued by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) details more than 54 gigawatts (GW) of wind power were installed in 2016, with total capacity expected to reach over 800 GW by 2021

    Worldwide,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  3. 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
  4. Leading businesses appeal to EU to strengthen renewables target
    Leading businesses appeal to EU to strengthen renewables target 26 Apr 2017

    The Corporate Leaders Group has called on the European Union (EU) to establish a more ambitious 2030 renewable energy target

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  5. 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,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. 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
  7. Jamaica on track for 30% renewable energy by 2030
    Jamaica on track for 30% renewable energy by 2030 24 Apr 2017

    Jamaica is on course to achieve 30 per cent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2030, the country’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology said

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  8. Sweden and Norway to extend renewable power subsidy scheme
    Sweden and Norway to extend renewable power subsidy scheme 20 Apr 2017

    The Swedish and Norwegian governments have come to an agreement regarding their shared green certificate system, enabling Sweden to extend its renewable energy target to 18 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2030

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  9. 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
  10. New records set for German renewables
    New records set for German renewables 19 Apr 2017

    Renewable energy accounted for over 41 per cent of Germany’s power supply for the month of March, generating a record 19.5 terawatt-hours (TWh)

    Europe,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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