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  1. Global insurance industry making slow progress on climate risk
    Global insurance industry making slow progress on climate risk 25 May 2018

    A new report has highlighted the global insurance industry’s continued failure to recognise the existential threats posed by climate change.

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction,COP24
  2. Major investors call for oil and gas groups to step up climate action
    Major investors call for oil and gas groups to step up climate action 18 May 2018

    Sixty investors have urged the oil and gas sector to do more on climate change and “take responsibility” for its carbon emissions.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,COP24
  3. 66% of EU cities have plans in place to combat climate change
    66% of EU cities have plans in place to combat climate change 17 May 2018

    New analysis has shown mixed results for the performance of European cities in their efforts to tackle the looming challenge of climate change.

    Europe,Policy,COP24
  4. Turn down the AC: how air conditioners are set to drive global energy demand
    Turn down the AC: how air conditioners are set to drive global energy demand 15 May 2018

    Rising demand for cooling technologies in hot countries will place enormous pressure on electricity systems.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,COP24
  5. Costa Rica to become the world’s first zero-carbon country
    Costa Rica to become the world’s first zero-carbon country 11 May 2018

    Costa Rica’s newly elected president is vowing to take the historic step of decarbonising the entire country.

    South America,Carbon Reduction,COP24
  6. Mali will launch new system to warn against climate risks
    Mali will launch new system to warn against climate risks 11 May 2018

    Mali has launched a new multi-hazard early warning system to strengthen resilience to climate risks and natural hazards.

    Africa,Tech. & Innovation,COP24
  7. “We need to reimagine banking”, says BBVA on climate change
    “We need to reimagine banking”, says BBVA on climate change 9 May 2018

    One of Spain’s largest banks has called on financial institutions to do more to tackle climate change.

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,COP24
  8. Oxfam calls for stronger aid to help poor countries adapt to climate change
    Oxfam calls for stronger aid to help poor countries adapt to climate change 9 May 2018

    Aid to low income countries to help them reduce their greenhouse gas emissions is lagging behind the targets set by the Paris Agreement.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,COP24
  9. Global jobs in renewable energy top 10 million for the first time
    Global jobs in renewable energy top 10 million for the first time 8 May 2018

    A major new report has found that renewable energy now provides 10.3 million people with employment around the world.

    Worldwide,Sustainable Energy,COP24
  10. Solar irrigation can improve food security and prosperity, says UN agency
    Solar irrigation can improve food security and prosperity, says UN agency 8 May 2018

    New research from the United Nations has shown the significant potential for solar powered irrigation systems to increase sustainable water use.

    Africa,Agriculture,COP24

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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