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  1. Solar PV milestone: 300 GW installed worldwide
    Solar PV milestone: 300 GW installed worldwide 2 Feb 2017

    On Sunday, the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) announced the growth of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has now reached a significant milestone with 300 GW of total installed solar power capacity around the world

    Worldwide,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. Ireland votes for fossil fuel divestment
    Ireland votes for fossil fuel divestment 31 Jan 2017

    Ireland could become the first country to fully divest its public money from fossil fuels following a parliamentary vote

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  3. Melbourne trams to be powered by solar energy
    Melbourne trams to be powered by solar energy 30 Jan 2017

    Melbourne’s tram network will become entirely powered by solar energy under a new proposal by the Andrews government to build large-scale solar farms in northern Victoria

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,COP 23
  4. America’s largest offshore wind project approved
    America’s largest offshore wind project approved 27 Jan 2017

    On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the approval of the 90 MW South Fork Wind Farm that will be constructed 30 miles southeast of Montauk

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. Renewables fuelling the global energy transition
    Renewables fuelling the global energy transition 27 Jan 2017

    The third edition of REthinking Energy outlines key developments in the global renewable energy sector which, according to the report, can decarbonise the industry and improve billions of lives

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  6. Ford tackles air pollution in London with new plug-in hybrid vans
    Ford tackles air pollution in London with new plug-in hybrid vans 26 Jan 2017

    Ford – in partnership with Transport for London – is launching a year-long trial of 20 new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom vans

    Europe,Finance,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. Scotland to raise emission reduction target to 66% by 2032
    Scotland to raise emission reduction target to 66% by 2032 24 Jan 2017

    The Scottish Government has announced plans to increase its target for cutting emissions by 66 per cent – compared to 1990 levels – by 2032

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. Corporations commit to 100% renewable energy
    Corporations commit to 100% renewable energy 23 Jan 2017

    Corporate sourcing of renewable electricity can be a key driver of the shift to a robust, zero-emissions economy, according to the 2017 RE100 Annual Report

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. 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
  10. 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

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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