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  1. Latin America’s transition to renewables
    Latin America’s transition to renewables 28 Apr 2017

    Latin America has seen significant investment in renewable energy in recent years, most notably in hydropower but the tide is now turning in favour of other renewable sources including wind and solar – according to new IRENA report

    South America,Policy,Sustainable Energy
  2. Leading businesses appeal to EU to strengthen renewables target
    Leading businesses appeal to EU to strengthen renewables target 26 Apr 2017

    The Corporate Leaders Group has called on the European Union (EU) to establish a more ambitious 2030 renewable energy target

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  3. China to crack down on shipping emissions
    China to crack down on shipping emissions 25 Apr 2017

    In a bid to curb ship-related pollution, China is imposing stricter regulations on the use of harmful marine fuels used near many of the nation’s largest ports

    Asia,Policy,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  4. 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 achieve 30 per cent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2030, the country’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology said

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  5. UK achieves first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution
    UK achieves first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution 24 Apr 2017

    According to the National Grid, the UK did not use coal to generate electricity for a full day on Friday 21 April – the first time since the Industrial Revolution

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  6. Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Literacy
    Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Literacy 20 Apr 2017

    Earth Day 2017 will be observed this Saturday (22 April) across the globe, uniting more than 50,000 partners in nearly 195 countries to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide

    Worldwide,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  7. 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
  8. 20,000 schools to install rooftop solar in Pakistan
    20,000 schools to install rooftop solar in Pakistan 18 Apr 2017

    The government of Pakistan’s second largest province – Punjab – has affirmed its commitment to the installation of rooftop solar power systems on around 20,000 schools

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy
  9. Saudi Arabia to call for bids for 700 MW of wind and solar
    Saudi Arabia to call for bids for 700 MW of wind and solar 13 Apr 2017

    Next week, Saudi Arabia will begin to appeal to renewable energy firms to bid for a combined total of 700 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar projects

    Middle East,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  10. London accelerates plans for Ultra Low Emission Zone
    London accelerates plans for Ultra Low Emission Zone 12 Apr 2017

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that the capital’s introduction of an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will now come into force in April 2019, instead of in September 2020

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction

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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