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  1. Ghana to make its climate policies legally binding
    Ghana to make its climate policies legally binding 29 Jan 2018

    Ghana is considering enshrining its climate policies into law so as to send the right message to development agencies that the country is committed to climate mitigation and adaptation efforts.

    Africa,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. France to shut down all its coal plants two years early
    France to shut down all its coal plants two years early 29 Jan 2018

    During the World Economic Forum in Davos the French President Emmanuel Macron announced that all the country’s coal-fired plants will shut down by 2021- 2 years earlier than initially planned.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. UN Environment and WHO to fight climate change side by side
    UN Environment and WHO to fight climate change side by side 29 Jan 2018

    UN Environment and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have signed a new agreement to combat major development issues around the world, including air pollution, climate change, water quality, food and nutrition.

    Worldwide,Policy,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Tiny pieces of plastic cause ‘gangrene’ on coral reefs
    Tiny pieces of plastic cause ‘gangrene’ on coral reefs 26 Jan 2018

    Coral reefs in Asia are being significantly damaged by billions of microplastic waste, according to new research on the issue.

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. UK Government taken to court again over air pollution levels
    UK Government taken to court again over air pollution levels 25 Jan 2018

    The UK and Welsh Governments are being taken to court today for a third time over violations to legal levels of air pollution.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. London installs public water fountains to tackle plastic waste
    London installs public water fountains to tackle plastic waste 23 Jan 2018

    In a move aimed to reduce the use of plastic bottles and increase accessibility to tap water the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a new scheme to stimulate the deployment of public water fountains and bottle-refill stations across the city.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Trump imposes 30% tariff on solar panels
    Trump imposes 30% tariff on solar panels 23 Jan 2018

    US President Donald Trump has introduced tariffs of up to 30 percent on solar panel imports into the country.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. New $60m plan to rescue the Great Barrier Reef
    New $60m plan to rescue the Great Barrier Reef 22 Jan 2018

    The Australian government has announced plans to invest $60m to support research and conservation programmes aimed at reducing damage to the Great Barrier Reef.

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. Environment poses greatest risk to global prosperity, say experts
    Environment poses greatest risk to global prosperity, say experts 19 Jan 2018

    For the second year running, the environment has topped a report into the risks posed to global well-being and security.

    Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. New international body sheds light to the geopolitics of the energy transition
    New international body sheds light to the geopolitics of the energy transition 18 Jan 2018

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation to examine how renewable energy is affecting the dynamics of energy international relations between states.

    Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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