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  1. Caribbean island to secure new solar energy plant
    Caribbean island to secure new solar energy plant 22 Mar 2017

    The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to install a new solar energy plant on Barbuda

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  2. Renewables can reduce CO2 emissions by 70% by 2050
    Renewables can reduce CO2 emissions by 70% by 2050 21 Mar 2017

    Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the energy sector can be reduced by 70 per cent by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook – according to new findings

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  3. Smarter use of resources to add $2 trillion to global economy according to UN
    Smarter use of resources to add $2 trillion to global economy according to UN 20 Mar 2017

    Globally, more sustainable use of materials and energy would not only cover the cost of keeping global warming below 2°C, but also add an extra $2 trillion to the global economy by 2050

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy
  4. Qatar’s largest solar project to begin construction in 2017
    Qatar’s largest solar project to begin construction in 2017 20 Mar 2017

    A joint venture between Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) and Qatar Petroleum will begin construction on a 200 megawatt (MW) solar project this year

    Middle East,Policy,Sustainable Energy
  5. EU lawmakers support stricter recycling targets
    EU lawmakers support stricter recycling targets 17 Mar 2017

    The European Parliament has voted in favour of raising proposed recycling and food waste targets, as part of the region’s circular economy initiative

    Europe,Policy
  6. Kenya places a complete ban on plastic bags
    Kenya places a complete ban on plastic bags 16 Mar 2017

    The Government of Kenya has announced a ban on the use, manufacture and import of all plastic bags which will come into force in six months

    Africa,Worldwide,Policy
  7. Philippines unanimously votes to ratify Paris Agreement
    Philippines unanimously votes to ratify Paris Agreement 15 Mar 2017

    The Philippines Senate has voted unanimously to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, four months earlier than previously expected

    Asia,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. Barcelona to ban old polluting cars in 2019
    Barcelona to ban old polluting cars in 2019 13 Mar 2017

    Barcelona will begin banning cars older than 20 years on weekdays in 2019 in a bid to curb the city’s air pollution problems

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. Tunisia to invest $1 billion in renewables in 2017
    Tunisia to invest $1 billion in renewables in 2017 13 Mar 2017

    The Tunisian government has recently announced it plans to invest $1 billion towards the installation of 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy in 2017

    Africa,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. UK emissions fall to lowest level since 19th century
    UK emissions fall to lowest level since 19th century 7 Mar 2017

    A significant decline in the use of coal has driven down UK carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the lowest levels since the 19th century

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23

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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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