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  1. Costa Rica pledges carbon neutrality by 2021
    Costa Rica pledges carbon neutrality by 2021 20 Jan 2017

    Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis announced on Monday during the opening of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week that the country was aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2021

    South America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. Hawaiian bill proposes 100% renewable fuel target
    Hawaiian bill proposes 100% renewable fuel target 19 Jan 2017

    The new bill – which was introduced to the State Legislature on Wednesday – sets the target of using 100 per cent renewable fuel for all forms of ground transportation by 2045

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. Bhutan: the world’s first carbon-negative country
    Bhutan: the world’s first carbon-negative country 18 Jan 2017

    Bhutan produces 1.5 million tonnes of carbon every year, but thanks to the country’s 72 per cent forest coverage, more than 6 million tonnes of carbon is absorbed

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  4. Unilever pledges 100% recyclable packaging by 2025
    Unilever pledges 100% recyclable packaging by 2025 17 Jan 2017

    Unilever has pledged to ensure all its plastic packaging is “fully reusable, recyclable or compostable” by 2025

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Policy
  5. Low-cost solar solutions light thousands of homes in India
    Low-cost solar solutions light thousands of homes in India 17 Jan 2017

    Last April, India’s Energy Minister Piyush Goyal announced it is now less costly to produce electricity from the sun than from coal in the country

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 21,COP 23
  6. Saudi Arabia to launch $30-50 billion clean energy plan
    Saudi Arabia to launch $30-50 billion clean energy plan 17 Jan 2017

    Saudi Arabia is looking to invest up to US$50 billion in renewable energy by 2023, announced the Energy, Industry and Mineral Recourses Minister, Khalid Al-Falih, on Monday

    Middle East,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. French sporting organisations sign landmark Charter
    French sporting organisations sign landmark Charter 16 Jan 2017

    The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid Committee has joined 20 of the largest sporting events in France in a shared commitment to deliver environmentally responsible and sustainable sporting events with the signing of a national Charter

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sports
  8. Philippines to ratify UN climate deal by July
    Philippines to ratify UN climate deal by July 11 Jan 2017

    The Philippines will ratify the landmark international Paris Agreement after pressure from the Obama administration and France

    Asia,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. New plans to pedestrianise the centre of Paris
    New plans to pedestrianise the centre of Paris 10 Jan 2017

    The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has revealed plans to restrict traffic and pedestrianise the city centre

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  10. China to cut 15% of energy consumption by 2020
    China to cut 15% of energy consumption by 2020 9 Jan 2017

    China’s State Council has announced on 5 January its five-year plan – from 2016 to 2020 – to cut energy consumption by 15 per cent by 2020

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,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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