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  1. Iceland supermarket launches deposit scheme and plastic-free labelling
    Iceland supermarket launches deposit scheme and plastic-free labelling 18 May 2018

    British food retailer Iceland continues to take the lead on sustainability issues.

    Europe,Worldwide,Policy
  2. 66% of EU cities have plans in place to combat climate change
    66% of EU cities have plans in place to combat climate change 17 May 2018

    New analysis has shown mixed results for the performance of European cities in their efforts to tackle the looming challenge of climate change.

    Europe,Policy,COP24
  3. National Geographic launches major campaign to fight single-use plastics
    National Geographic launches major campaign to fight single-use plastics 17 May 2018

    The National Geographic has launched a major new initiative to accelerate action on plastic waste.

    Worldwide,Policy
  4. Co-op to fight waste by diverting food to community groups
    Co-op to fight waste by diverting food to community groups 17 May 2018

    Supermarket chain Co-op is launching a new scheme in the UK to reduce food waste by putting an end to last-minute sales.

    Europe,Policy,Agriculture
  5. UK Government proposes new law to create ‘Green Brexit’
    UK Government proposes new law to create ‘Green Brexit’ 14 May 2018

    The UK Government is seeking to reassure the public that environmental laws will not be watered down after Brexit.

    Europe,Policy
  6. Wet wipes will face ban under new UK plastic rules
    Wet wipes will face ban under new UK plastic rules 8 May 2018

    Babies may have to face a wipe-free future as the UK’s battle against plastic steps up a gear.

    Europe,Policy
  7. EU carbon emissions rise in sign of challenge ahead
    EU carbon emissions rise in sign of challenge ahead 4 May 2018

    The European Union’s total carbon emissions from fossil fuels rose last year by 1.8 percent.

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  8. Labour promises £2.3 billion to upgrade draughty UK homes
    Labour promises £2.3 billion to upgrade draughty UK homes 1 May 2018

    The UK’s main opposition political party is pledging to dramatically increase investment in energy efficiency if it gets into power.

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  9. All countries in the Paris Agreement now have policies to fight climate change
    All countries in the Paris Agreement now have policies to fight climate change 30 Apr 2018

    The London School of Economics has found that 197 countries which signed the landmark Paris Agreement now have at least one law in place to limit global temperatures.

    Worldwide,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP24
  10. Starbucks reports a 150% increase in reusable cup use since 5p charge
    Starbucks reports a 150% increase in reusable cup use since 5p charge 27 Apr 2018

    Starbucks stores in the UK have been trialling a 5p charge on the use of paper cups for the past six weeks.

    Europe,Policy

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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