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  1. Hawaii marks Earth Day with renewable energy milestones
    Hawaii marks Earth Day with renewable energy milestones 25 Apr 2017

    To mark Earth Day 2017, Hawaiian utilities shared their progress in replacing fossil fuels with renewables and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. Nearly 50% of Fortune 500 companies set carbon reduction targets
    Nearly 50% of Fortune 500 companies set carbon reduction targets 25 Apr 2017

    Almost half of the Fortune 500’s leading U.S. firms have committed to reduce their environmental impact and increase their energy efficiency, according to a new report

    North America,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. Jamaica on track for 30% renewable energy by 2030
    Jamaica on track for 30% renewable energy by 2030 24 Apr 2017

    Jamaica is on course to achieving 30 per cent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2030, according to the country’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  4. Over 100,000 people now employed by the US wind sector
    Over 100,000 people now employed by the US wind sector 24 Apr 2017

    According to the latest figures released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the U.S. wind energy sector added jobs more than nine times faster than the overall U.S. economy last year

    North America,Sustainable Energy
  5. Albuquerque’s city buildings to host $25 million worth of solar
    Albuquerque’s city buildings to host $25 million worth of solar 18 Apr 2017

    New Mexico's most populous city has committed over $25 million towards the installation of solar panels on the city’s buildings over the next two years

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,COP 23
  6. NBA’s new campaign seeks to shift environmental behavior
    NBA’s new campaign seeks to shift environmental behavior 18 Apr 2017

    By Allen Hershkowitz, Founding Director, Sport and Sustainability International

    North America,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sports
  7. Renewables set new power supply records last month in California
    Renewables set new power supply records last month in California 12 Apr 2017

    On 11 March 2017 almost half of California’s electricity was generated from solar energy for consecutive three hours- according to new federal government estimates

    North America,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  8. Portland to go 100% renewable by 2050
    Portland to go 100% renewable by 2050 11 Apr 2017

    The city of Portland and the entire Multnomah County have committed to transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy sources by 2050

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  9. Government buildings transition to renewables in Chicago
    Government buildings transition to renewables in Chicago 10 Apr 2017

    Over 900 municipal buildings in Chicago will transition to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025, under new mayoral plan

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities
  10. Major League Baseball promotes sustainability in sport
    Major League Baseball promotes sustainability in sport 10 Apr 2017

    Over the past decade, Major League Baseball (MLB) has helped to lead the sustainable revolution in sport in terms of its stadiums and its green initiatives

    Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Carbon Reduction,North America,Sports

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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