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  1. High winds set new renewable energy record across Europe
    High winds set new renewable energy record across Europe 8 Jun 2017

    A period of high winds across Europe on Wednesday 7 June has helped the renewable energy sector achieve its highest ever output

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  2. A record 161 GW of renewable capacity added in 2016
    A record 161 GW of renewable capacity added in 2016 7 Jun 2017

    Last year saw 161 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity installed, for 23 per cent less investment ($241.6 billion) according to a new report from the REN21

    Worldwide,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. China and California partner on climate action
    China and California partner on climate action 7 Jun 2017

    China’s Ministry of Science and Technology and the government of California have signed an agreement to work together on combating climate change and reducing emissions

    Asia,North America,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  4. Over a thousand US business leaders and mayors commit to the Paris Agreement
    Over a thousand US business leaders and mayors commit to the Paris Agreement 6 Jun 2017

    Over 200 mayors have joined more than a thousand businesses, investors and academic institutions in signing a pact to continue the fight against climate change in the U.S.

    North America,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. Wind powered 95% of Scottish homes in May
    Wind powered 95% of Scottish homes in May 6 Jun 2017

    Scotland has celebrated yet “another extraordinary month" for renewables, with wind and solar powering almost every household across the country in May, according to WWF Scotland

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  6. New York to invest $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects
    New York to invest $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects 5 Jun 2017

    On Friday 2 June, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the investment of $1.5 billion for renewable energy projects as part of the state’s pursuit of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  7. Pittsburgh to aim for 100% renewable energy by 2035
    Pittsburgh to aim for 100% renewable energy by 2035 5 Jun 2017

    The city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania plans to transition to 100 per cent renewable energy, including wind and solar, by 2035, Mayor Bill Peduto said on Friday 2 June

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,COP 23
  8. Chile to consider 100% renewables by 2050
    Chile to consider 100% renewables by 2050 2 Jun 2017

    Chile will consider increasing its 2050 renewable energy target to 100 per cent, according to local reports on Wednesday 31 May

    South America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  9. California commits to 100% renewables by 2045
    California commits to 100% renewables by 2045 2 Jun 2017

    California will source 100 per cent of its power from renewable energy, including solar and wind power, by 2045 under legislation passed by the state Senate on Wednesday 31 May

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  10. World Environment Day 2017: Connecting People to Nature
    World Environment Day 2017: Connecting People to Nature 1 Jun 2017

    World Environment Day – which is observed on 5 June every year across the globe – is the largest annual event for positive environmental action

    Worldwide,Policy,Agriculture,Smart Cities,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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