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  1. Landmark pact unites major businesses to end plastic waste for good
    Landmark pact unites major businesses to end plastic waste for good 26 Apr 2018

    Over 50 major manufacturers and retailers have signed up to a world’s-first pact to completely eliminate plastic packaging from its supply chain.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Policy
  2. Boston Tea Party chain bans all single-use coffee cups
    Boston Tea Party chain bans all single-use coffee cups 25 Apr 2018

    An independent coffee chain has taken the bold step and banned all disposable coffee cups from its cafes.

    Europe,North America,Policy
  3. Bali’s youth take action to stem the tide of plastic pollution
    Bali’s youth take action to stem the tide of plastic pollution 24 Apr 2018

    Climate Action spoke with Melati Wijsen, one of the sisters who founded a movement to ban plastic bags in Bali.

    Asia,Policy
  4. EU Parliament approves new measures to create a circular economy
    EU Parliament approves new measures to create a circular economy 24 Apr 2018

    The EU has taken a significant step towards fundamentally changing the way its economy works, shifting towards principles which make an asset out of waste.

    Europe,Policy
  5. Michael Bloomberg will write the UN a $4.5 million check to meet climate commitments
    Michael Bloomberg will write the UN a $4.5 million check to meet climate commitments 23 Apr 2018

    Michael Bloomberg will meet a $4.5 million shortfall in funding to the UN caused by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

    North America,Finance,Policy
  6. England ban on plastic straws and cotton buds proposed
    England ban on plastic straws and cotton buds proposed 19 Apr 2018

    The UK Government is planning to ban plastic straws, stirrers and plastic-tipped cotton buds in a further acceleration of its war on the waste material.

    Europe,Policy
  7. Costa Coffee will now recycle 500 million cups a year
    Costa Coffee will now recycle 500 million cups a year 18 Apr 2018

    Popular UK chain, Costa Coffee, has announced it will recycle the equivalent of its entire yearly sales of coffee cups by 2020.

    Europe,Policy
  8. Nature could help save $50bn in flood damages across US Gulf Coast
    Nature could help save $50bn in flood damages across US Gulf Coast 16 Apr 2018

    Scientists have found nature is the most cost-effective way of reducing the impacts of extreme weather events.

    North America,Policy
  9. UK government pledges £61m to fight plastic waste in Commonwealth countries
    UK government pledges £61m to fight plastic waste in Commonwealth countries 16 Apr 2018

    The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, is using a meeting of Commonwealth nations this week to accelerate action against plastic pollution.

    Worldwide,Policy
  10. ‘Historic moment’ as New Zealand bans new offshore oil and gas exploration
    ‘Historic moment’ as New Zealand bans new offshore oil and gas exploration 12 Apr 2018

    New Zealand’s Coalition Government will no longer be offering new licenses to allow offshore oil and gas drilling within its territorial waters.

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Energy

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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