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  1. New York City to divest from fossil fuels and sue companies for climate change
    New York City to divest from fossil fuels and sue companies for climate change 11 Jan 2018

    New York has announced unprecedented plans to divest the city’s pension funds from fossil fuels within the next five years.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Global market for wind power now worth $50bn
    Global market for wind power now worth $50bn 8 Jan 2018

    A new report is anticipating strong growth in the global market for wind turbines, highlighting the ongoing rapid transition to a low-carbon economy.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. New $55m financing to help African communities access renewable energy
    New $55m financing to help African communities access renewable energy 5 Jan 2018

    A group of investors has approved new investments to support remote African communities gain access to renewable energy.

    Africa,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. New York Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels
    New York Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels 21 Dec 2017

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called the New York State Common Retirement Fund to halt investments in fossil fuels and set up a ‘decarbonisation’ strategy to secure future pensions from financial climate risks.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. UN Environment: “Stop ‘boring’ language to spur climate action”
    UN Environment: “Stop ‘boring’ language to spur climate action” 20 Dec 2017

    In a recent interview Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment has argued that technical jargon alienates people keen on taking climate action, calling for an urgent change in language.

    Finance,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. The Vatican backs competition for climate change start-ups
    The Vatican backs competition for climate change start-ups 20 Dec 2017

    The Vatican has announced the first round of finalists of its competition calling for climate change focused start-ups from around the world to submit innovative ideas that contribute to the mitigation of global warming.

    Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. China’s carbon market is finally unveiled
    China’s carbon market is finally unveiled 19 Dec 2017

    Chinese officials have provided updates on the country’s long-anticipated carbon cap-and-trade scheme, which aspires to be the biggest in the world.

    Asia,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. BP invests in the largest solar development company in Europe
    BP invests in the largest solar development company in Europe 18 Dec 2017

    British Petroleum is set to invest $200 million to acquire 43 percent of Lightsource, the largest solar power project developer in Europe, as a way to diversify its business portfolio away from fossil fuels.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. Barclays launches a new series of corporate green finance products
    Barclays launches a new series of corporate green finance products 14 Dec 2017

    The banking giant Barclays has launched a series of green investment products aimed at engaging not only its large corporate clients, but also small to medium-sized companies to pursue green investments.

    Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. National Australia Bank to stop financing new coal power plants
    National Australia Bank to stop financing new coal power plants 14 Dec 2017

    The National Australia Bank (NAB) is set to become the first major Australian bank to stop financing new thermal coal power plants, sending a strong signal to the Australian financial sector about the future of coal in the country.

    Oceania,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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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