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  1. US to invest $15 million to solar desalination technologies
    US to invest $15 million to solar desalination technologies 29 Sep 2017

    The US Department of Energy announced on Wednesday that it would allocate new funding sources to develop solar desalination technologies that will enable the recovery of freshwater from otherwise unusable water resources, while reducing operational costs.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. New report sets the pathway for business sustainability
    New report sets the pathway for business sustainability 27 Sep 2017

    Global asset management company UBS recently published a white paper called ‘Business with impact’, suggesting corporations ways to incorporate sustainability targets to generate both financial and social returns.

    Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Johnson Matthey will invest £200 million in battery storage technology in 2018
    Johnson Matthey will invest £200 million in battery storage technology in 2018 27 Sep 2017

    The British multinational giant Johnson Matthey announced that it will make an initial investment of £200 million in 2018 in the wake of the anticipated rapid growth of the electric vehicle market in the years to come.

    Europe,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. Green bonds are expected to reach more than $130 billion in 2017
    Green bonds are expected to reach more than $130 billion in 2017 26 Sep 2017

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance published its most recent analysis and revealed that green bonds issuance is set to reach $134.9 billion by the end of 2017, a new record so far.

    Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. The UK commissioned its first subsidy-free solar power plant with battery storage
    The UK commissioned its first subsidy-free solar power plant with battery storage 26 Sep 2017

    The first solar power plant in the UK to operate without any kind of government subsidy will be commissioned on Tuesday, sparking excitement among renewable energy enthusiasts who describe it as a tipping point for the industry.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Ontario entered California’s and Quebec’s joint carbon market
    Ontario entered California’s and Quebec’s joint carbon market 25 Sep 2017

    On Friday, Ontario signed an agreement with California to enter its joint carbon cap and trade market with Quebec, from 1st January 2018.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Public and private finance leaders discussed low carbon investment in New York
    Public and private finance leaders discussed low carbon investment in New York 22 Sep 2017

    On Tuesday 19 September, Climate Action, in official partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative, held the second Sustainable Investment Forum 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square in New York during Climate Week NYC.

    North America,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. New report addresses the $1.4 trillion gap in funding for sustainable infrastructure in the US
    New report addresses the $1.4 trillion gap in funding for sustainable infrastructure in the US 22 Sep 2017

    The Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) published a report establishing a framework to support state and local governments to catalyse private investment towards sustainable infrastructure that can help mitigate the effects of extreme weather events.

    Finance,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. UN Environment Chief calls for polluters to pay for environmental damage- not taxpayers
    UN Environment Chief calls for polluters to pay for environmental damage- not taxpayers 22 Sep 2017

    The Executive Director of UN Environment, Erik Solheim, argued that costs from environmental degradation should be incorporated in the polluter companies’ accounts, and not transferred to consumers as extra costs.

    Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awarded $20 million in environmental grants
    Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awarded $20 million in environmental grants 21 Sep 2017

    The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced on Tuesday that it awarded its largest-ever portfolio of environmental grants of $20 million to more than 100 organisations all over the world aimed, among others, to support wildfire and habitat conservation projects, to aid the defence of indigenous rights, and to back grassroots efforts at combating climate change.

    Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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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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