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  1. Guterres: Businesses “best allies” to fight climate change & poverty
    Guterres: Businesses “best allies” to fight climate change & poverty 20 Jan 2017

    Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to reduce the effects of climate change and combat poverty

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  2. Costa Rica pledges carbon neutrality by 2021
    Costa Rica pledges carbon neutrality by 2021 20 Jan 2017

    Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis announced on Monday during the opening of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week that the country was aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2021

    South America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. Hawaiian bill proposes 100% renewable fuel target
    Hawaiian bill proposes 100% renewable fuel target 19 Jan 2017

    The new bill – which was introduced to the State Legislature on Wednesday – sets the target of using 100 per cent renewable fuel for all forms of ground transportation by 2045

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  4. Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund
    Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund 18 Jan 2017

    In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama has signed over half a billion dollars to the United Nations Green Climate Fund

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  5. Bhutan: the world’s first carbon-negative country
    Bhutan: the world’s first carbon-negative country 18 Jan 2017

    Bhutan produces 1.5 million tonnes of carbon every year, but thanks to the country’s 72 per cent forest coverage, more than 6 million tonnes of carbon is absorbed

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. Low-cost solar solutions light thousands of homes in India
    Low-cost solar solutions light thousands of homes in India 17 Jan 2017

    Last April, India’s Energy Minister Piyush Goyal announced it is now less costly to produce electricity from the sun than from coal in the country

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 21,COP 23
  7. Saudi Arabia to launch $30-50 billion clean energy plan
    Saudi Arabia to launch $30-50 billion clean energy plan 17 Jan 2017

    Saudi Arabia is looking to invest up to US$50 billion in renewable energy by 2023, announced the Energy, Industry and Mineral Recourses Minister, Khalid Al-Falih, on Monday

    Middle East,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. Athens Airport achieves carbon neutral status
    Athens Airport achieves carbon neutral status 13 Jan 2017

    Athens International Airport is the 28th airport to achieve neutral status (Level 3+) in the Airports Council International (ACI)’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme

    Europe,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. United Arab Emirates sets sights on 50% clean energy target
    United Arab Emirates sets sights on 50% clean energy target 12 Jan 2017

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to invest $163bn in projects to generate half of the nation's power needs from renewables

    Middle East,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. Philippines to ratify UN climate deal by July
    Philippines to ratify UN climate deal by July 11 Jan 2017

    The Philippines will ratify the landmark international Paris Agreement after pressure from the Obama administration and France

    Asia,Policy,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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