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  1. Boston bans plastic bags to reduce pollution
    Boston bans plastic bags to reduce pollution 21 Dec 2017

    Boston became the 60th city in the Massachusetts state to put a ban on plastic bags and reduce some of the 357 million single-use plastic bags the city uses approximately every year.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. 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
  3. New campaign to convince Republicans to support renewable energy
    New campaign to convince Republicans to support renewable energy 19 Dec 2017

    A new conservative group has launched a campaign aiming to convince members of the Republican party about the advantages of renewable energy in Wisconsin, US.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Budweiser orders 40 Tesla Semi trucks to reduce operational emissions
    Budweiser orders 40 Tesla Semi trucks to reduce operational emissions 8 Dec 2017

    Mega-brewer Anheuser-Busch, best known for its beer brand Budweiser, has placed an order of 40 Tesla Semi Trucks to further its mission to reduce operational carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2025.

    North America,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Barack Obama applauds US cities and states at the first North American Climate Summit
    Barack Obama applauds US cities and states at the first North American Climate Summit 7 Dec 2017

    During the launch of the first-ever North American Climate Summit, former President Barack Obama endorsed America’s Pledge and the newly launched Chicago Climate Charter praising bottom up climate action as the new face of American leadership on climate change.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Microsoft builds new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley
    Microsoft builds new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley 6 Dec 2017

    Microsoft has started construction on its new campus in Silicon Valley designed to achieve net-zero, non-potable water certification as a response to California’s water shortage.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. US Government disbands panel on climate resilience in cities
    US Government disbands panel on climate resilience in cities 6 Dec 2017

    On Monday, it was announced that the panel responsible for advising cities and communities on climate resilience and adaptation in the US will be disbanded.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. New York dedicates $3.5 million on research to accelerate the use of electric vehicles
    New York dedicates $3.5 million on research to accelerate the use of electric vehicles 5 Dec 2017

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $3.5 million investment for innovative research and development proposals to scale-up the deployment of electric vehicles and minimise barriers to this technology.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. Phoenix Open golf tournament thrives in sustainability efforts
    Phoenix Open golf tournament thrives in sustainability efforts 4 Dec 2017

    The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open has become the first golf tournament in the world to be recognised by the Scottish Golf Environmental Organisation for its impressive sustainability performance.

    North America,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  10. Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas launches new sustainability initiative
    Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas launches new sustainability initiative 23 Nov 2017

    The Arrowhead Stadium, home venue of the Kansas City Chiefs football team, is set to become the first professional sports venue to sell pre-packed peanuts in compostable bags.

    North America,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport

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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