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  1. Transport for London to invest £18 million in EV infrastructure
    Transport for London to invest £18 million in EV infrastructure 28 Apr 2017

    Transport for London (TfL) is dedicating £18 million towards the upgrading of the capital’s power grids, which will enable energy companies to install 300 electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations by 2020

    Europe,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  2. UK launches first research programme on greenhouse gas removal
    UK launches first research programme on greenhouse gas removal 26 Apr 2017

    The UK has launched a £8.6 million national research programme to investigate how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, the first of its kind

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. Leading businesses appeal to EU to strengthen renewables target
    Leading businesses appeal to EU to strengthen renewables target 26 Apr 2017

    The Corporate Leaders Group has called on the European Union (EU) to establish a more ambitious 2030 renewable energy target

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  4. UK achieves first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution
    UK achieves first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution 24 Apr 2017

    According to the National Grid, the UK did not use coal to generate electricity for a full day on Friday 21 April – the first time since the Industrial Revolution

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  5. Sweden and Norway to extend renewable power subsidy scheme
    Sweden and Norway to extend renewable power subsidy scheme 20 Apr 2017

    The Swedish and Norwegian governments have come to an agreement regarding their shared green certificate system, enabling Sweden to extend its renewable energy target to 18 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2030

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  6. Europe’s first commercial vertical farm begins construction
    Europe’s first commercial vertical farm begins construction 20 Apr 2017

    The farm in Dronten, the Netherlands, will serve one of Europe’s biggest supermarket chains with lettuce grown using Philips GreenPower LED horticultural lighting

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. New records set for German renewables
    New records set for German renewables 19 Apr 2017

    Renewable energy accounted for over 41 per cent of Germany’s power supply for the month of March, generating a record 19.5 terawatt-hours (TWh)

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  8. London accelerates plans for Ultra Low Emission Zone
    London accelerates plans for Ultra Low Emission Zone 12 Apr 2017

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that the capital’s introduction of an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will now come into force in April 2019, instead of in September 2020

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  9. UK renewables set new records last weekend
    UK renewables set new records last weekend 11 Apr 2017

    Thanks to last weekend’s favourable weather conditions, energy generated from renewable sources set new records in the UK

    Europe,Sustainable Energy
  10. Solar-power and saltwater to grow vegetables in Jordanian desert
    Solar-power and saltwater to grow vegetables in Jordanian desert 6 Apr 2017

    A Norwegian company plans to establish a solar-powered facility in the Aqaba desert in Jordan, capable of growing a variety of crops without wasting any fresh water

    Asia,Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture

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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