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  1. This year’s London Marathon will trial compostable cups
    This year’s London Marathon will trial compostable cups 20 Apr 2018

    On Sunday, over 40,000 runners will pound the streets of London in what will be one of the hottest marathons during the event’s 37 year history.

    Europe,Sport
  2. Great Britain went a record 55 hours without using coal
    Great Britain went a record 55 hours without using coal 20 Apr 2018

    Coal-fired power plants were absent from Britain’s energy mix for more than two days straight this week.

    Europe,Carbon Reduction
  3. Oval cricket ground hits sustainability for six
    Oval cricket ground hits sustainability for six 19 Apr 2018

    An international cricket ground has taken major steps towards making the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable future.

    Europe,Sport
  4. Tottenham Hotspur will eliminate single-use plastics from new stadium
    Tottenham Hotspur will eliminate single-use plastics from new stadium 19 Apr 2018

    One of England’s leading football clubs has become the latest high-profile name to announce plans to fight plastic pollution.

    Europe,Sport
  5. England ban on plastic straws and cotton buds proposed
    England ban on plastic straws and cotton buds proposed 19 Apr 2018

    The UK Government is planning to ban plastic straws, stirrers and plastic-tipped cotton buds in a further acceleration of its war on the waste material.

    Europe,Policy
  6. 2017 was a ‘milestone year’ for the UK’s offshore wind sector
    2017 was a ‘milestone year’ for the UK’s offshore wind sector 18 Apr 2018

    The UK’s offshore wind industry had one of its most successful years on record in 2017, according to the company which leases the country’s seabed.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy
  7. Amsterdam Airport is running on wind farms and electric buses
    Amsterdam Airport is running on wind farms and electric buses 18 Apr 2018

    One of Europe’s busiest airports, located in The Netherlands, is on course to become fully sustainable in the near future.

    Europe,Transport
  8. Costa Coffee will now recycle 500 million cups a year
    Costa Coffee will now recycle 500 million cups a year 18 Apr 2018

    Popular UK chain, Costa Coffee, has announced it will recycle the equivalent of its entire yearly sales of coffee cups by 2020.

    Europe,Policy
  9. Scientists have created an enzyme which eats plastic quickly
    Scientists have created an enzyme which eats plastic quickly 17 Apr 2018

    Scientists have accidentally engineered a stronger version of an enzyme which naturally eats a widely used type of plastic.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation
  10. Tidal power comes of age with completion of unique Scottish project
    Tidal power comes of age with completion of unique Scottish project 17 Apr 2018

    The potential for the tides to generate clean, reliable electricity has taken a significant step this month with the completion of a flagship project in Scottish waters.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy

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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