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  1. Selfridges to remove all single-use plastic carbonated drinks
    Selfridges to remove all single-use plastic carbonated drinks 6 Apr 2018

    The world-renowned department store Selfridges is to ditch single-use plastic carbonated drinks from all of its stores.

    Europe
  2. German diesel car sales follow UK in falling off a cliff
    German diesel car sales follow UK in falling off a cliff 6 Apr 2018

    New figures from the German automotive association KBA have shown a drop off in sales of diesel cars, topping off a poor run of news for European car manufacturers.

    Europe,Transport
  3. UK sales of diesel cars decline by 37% in one year
    UK sales of diesel cars decline by 37% in one year 5 Apr 2018

    Sales of diesel cars have plummeted in the UK as “economic and political uncertainty” over the government’s air quality plans are dampening confidence, according to the motor industry’s trade body.

    Europe,Transport
  4. Plastic bag waste is declining within UK waters
    Plastic bag waste is declining within UK waters 5 Apr 2018

    The number of plastic bags which have found their way into the North Sea has declined in recent years, according to major new research on the issue.

    Europe,Policy
  5. Portugal runs on renewable power for the whole of March
    Portugal runs on renewable power for the whole of March 4 Apr 2018

    Portugal has produced so much renewable electricity that it has outstripped the entire country’s consumption for the month of March.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy
  6. London has ‘no intention of slowing down’ on green finance
    London has ‘no intention of slowing down’ on green finance 28 Mar 2018

    A group of experts has delivered its recommendations to the UK Government as to how it can grow sustainable finance in the country.

    Europe,Finance
  7. Deposit return scheme proposed in England to fight plastic waste
    Deposit return scheme proposed in England to fight plastic waste 28 Mar 2018

    The UK Government has put forward plans to introduce a deposit return scheme to dramatically reduce the amount of waste from drinks.

    Europe,Policy
  8. Construction industry calls for zero-carbon buildings by 2030
    Construction industry calls for zero-carbon buildings by 2030 27 Mar 2018

    Over 50 business leaders in the UK have called on the government to set much stricter energy efficiency targets to help reduce carbon emissions and drive investment.

    Europe,Carbon Reduction
  9. UK Government unveils £260 million clean air package
    UK Government unveils £260 million clean air package 26 Mar 2018

    The UK Government has recently launched a package of funding to help combat pollution in some of the worst areas in the country.

    Europe,Transport
  10. Macron calls for price on carbon to combat climate change
    Macron calls for price on carbon to combat climate change 23 Mar 2018

    French President Emmanuel Macron told a sustainable finance conference on Thursday that Europe needs to set a minimum price for emitting carbon.

    Europe,Finance

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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