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  1. Coal use in China declines in 2016 as solar capacity rises 82%
    Coal use in China declines in 2016 as solar capacity rises 82% 1 Mar 2017

    Significant investments in clean energy and favourable renewable energy prices continue to stifle the demand for coal in China

    Asia,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. Marshall Islands becomes first country to ratify HFCs treaty
    Marshall Islands becomes first country to ratify HFCs treaty 1 Mar 2017

    The Marshall Islands have become the first nation to ratify a global deal to curb the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

    Oceania,Worldwide,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. 37% of new vehicles sold in Norway are electric
    37% of new vehicles sold in Norway are electric 27 Feb 2017

    According to recent reports, plug-in electric vehicle (EV) made up 37 percent share of Norway’s car market last month

    Europe,Policy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  4. MENA region forecasts over 5.7 GW of solar
    MENA region forecasts over 5.7 GW of solar 24 Feb 2017

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have more than 5.7 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy capacity in the pipeline, according to new report

    Africa,Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. California strives for 100% renewable energy by 2045
    California strives for 100% renewable energy by 2045 24 Feb 2017

    The new Californian bill would require the state to obtain 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. Stuttgart in Germany to ban diesel cars during times of high air pollution
    Stuttgart in Germany to ban diesel cars during times of high air pollution 23 Feb 2017

    The city of Stuttgart in Germany will impose bans on diesel vehicles during periods of high-pollution beginning in 2018, according to state officials

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. New Zealand to play leading role in renewables & smart energy systems
    New Zealand to play leading role in renewables & smart energy systems 22 Feb 2017

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights the multiple reasons for New Zealand’s success in renewables and smart energy systems, as well as outlining the required steps to reform its heat and transport sectors

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. Railway stations across India to go solar
    Railway stations across India to go solar 22 Feb 2017

    India’s railways – the leading consumer of power – are to become the nation’s largest producer of solar energy

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. Singapore unveils new carbon tax to curb emissions
    Singapore unveils new carbon tax to curb emissions 21 Feb 2017

    Singapore has announced a new carbon tax which will come into force by 2019, with initial prices set between US$7 and US$14 per tonne of emissions

    Asia,Policy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. London to introduce “T-charge” to combat polluting vehicles
    London to introduce “T-charge” to combat polluting vehicles 20 Feb 2017

    Older, more polluting cars will have to pay an extra £10 charge to drive in central London’s congestion charge zone from 23 October, the city’s mayor has said

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,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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