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  1. South Australian government to be powered by solar thermal
    South Australian government to be powered by solar thermal 14 Aug 2017

    The state government of South Australia has contracted a new solar thermal power plant with SolarReserve in Port Augusta to power its facilities.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Scotland continues R&D investment to cut down costs for offshore wind
    Scotland continues R&D investment to cut down costs for offshore wind 4 Aug 2017

    The Scottish Government announced a further £1.5m in the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) department mainly aiming to reduce costs in the offshore wind industry and explore further wind offshore opportunities for the country.

    Europe,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  3. China is about to launch the biggest national Carbon Trading Scheme in the world
    China is about to launch the biggest national Carbon Trading Scheme in the world 3 Aug 2017

    China aims to become a global leader in climate action by setting up the biggest Carbon Trading Scheme (CTS) worldwide as an attempt to meet 2030 peak emissions target.

    Asia,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  4. Spain awarded contracts for more than 5GW of renewables
    Spain awarded contracts for more than 5GW of renewables 3 Aug 2017

    The Spanish Ministry of Energy awarded a total of 5,037MW after its latest auction, although although the action was initially seeking for 3,000MW.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  5. California Regulators approve first phase of $800 million Volkswagen Zero-Emission Cars Investment
    California Regulators approve first phase of $800 million Volkswagen Zero-Emission Cars Investment 1 Aug 2017

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the first of four plans by VW to invest $800 million over 10 years in Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, public outreach, and access to electric vehicles for residents of disadvantaged communities.

    North America,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Schroders launched Climate Progress Dashboard to mitigate climate risks
    Schroders launched Climate Progress Dashboard to mitigate climate risks 31 Jul 2017

    Global asset manager Schroders has launched its own Climate Progress Dashboard designed to provide investors insights related to global progress towards achieving the 2°C global warming limit and towards the overall progress of the transition to a low-carbon economy.

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  7. South Miami makes solar PV panels mandatory for new houses
    South Miami makes solar PV panels mandatory for new houses 27 Jul 2017

    A new law requiring all new homes built in the city to have solar panels, making South Miami the first city outside California to support such an initiative.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 21
  8. Egypt closer to build the world’s largest PV Park after World Bank approves $660m for 500MW of solar
    Egypt closer to build the world’s largest PV Park after World Bank approves $660m for 500MW of solar 26 Jul 2017

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has unanimously approved investments worth $660m for a total 500MW of solar projects to be located on Benban solar complex in Egypt.

    Middle East,Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. UK to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040
    UK to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040 26 Jul 2017

    The government is set to announce the ban of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 onwards as part of the Clean Air Strategy.

    Europe,Policy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of its electricity needs
    Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of its electricity needs 24 Jul 2017

    In June, wind turbines produced 1,039,001MWh, which could meet Scotland’s energy needs for 6 consecutive days.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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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