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  1. Stuttgart in Germany to ban diesel cars during times of high air pollution
    Stuttgart in Germany to ban diesel cars during times of high air pollution 23 Feb 2017

    The city of Stuttgart in Germany will impose bans on diesel vehicles during periods of high-pollution beginning in 2018, according to state officials

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. New Zealand to play leading role in renewables & smart energy systems
    New Zealand to play leading role in renewables & smart energy systems 22 Feb 2017

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights the multiple reasons for New Zealand’s success in renewables and smart energy systems, as well as outlining the required steps to reform its heat and transport sectors

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. Railway stations across India to go solar
    Railway stations across India to go solar 22 Feb 2017

    India’s railways – the leading consumer of power – are to become the nation’s largest producer of solar energy

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  4. New standardised labels to reduce food waste in the U.S.
    New standardised labels to reduce food waste in the U.S. 21 Feb 2017

    Two leading food industry associations have partnered to help standardise food expiration labels and reduce food waste

    North America,Policy,Agriculture
  5. Singapore unveils new carbon tax to curb emissions
    Singapore unveils new carbon tax to curb emissions 21 Feb 2017

    Singapore has announced a new carbon tax which will come into force by 2019, with initial prices set between US$7 and US$14 per tonne of emissions

    Asia,Policy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. London to introduce “T-charge” to combat polluting vehicles
    London to introduce “T-charge” to combat polluting vehicles 20 Feb 2017

    Older, more polluting cars will have to pay an extra £10 charge to drive in central London’s congestion charge zone from 23 October, the city’s mayor has said

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. Two more U.S. cities to go 100% renewable
    Two more U.S. cities to go 100% renewable 20 Feb 2017

    Pueblo, Colorado, and Moab, Utah, have become the 22nd and 23rd cities in the United States to commit to 100 per cent renewable energy targets

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. Massachusetts lawmakers back 100% renewable energy bill
    Massachusetts lawmakers back 100% renewable energy bill 16 Feb 2017

    Massachusetts could become the first state in America to be powered entirely by renewable energy

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. India could eliminate the use of coal by 2050
    India could eliminate the use of coal by 2050 14 Feb 2017

    If the cost of renewable energy and storage continues to fall at current rates, India could phase out coal power completely by 2050 – significantly outperforming its commitments under the Paris Agreement

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. The Netherlands invests in new global climate adaption centre
    The Netherlands invests in new global climate adaption centre 9 Feb 2017

    The Netherlands will host a new Global Centre of Excellence to help countries, institutions and businesses to adapt to a warming climate with the support of the Japanese government and UN environment programme (UNEP)

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,Policy,COP 23

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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