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  1. UK retailers Co-op and Iceland back deposit return scheme for plastic bottles
    UK retailers Co-op and Iceland back deposit return scheme for plastic bottles 30 Nov 2017

    Supermarket chains Co-op and Iceland are the first UK retailers to support the government initiative to introduce a bottle Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) to boost plastic recycling rates and decrease ocean pollution.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. UK Government backs clean growth in new Industrial Strategy plans
    UK Government backs clean growth in new Industrial Strategy plans 27 Nov 2017

    On Monday, the UK Government unveiled its Industrial Strategy, a new plan to boost the economy by embracing new technological opportunities and prioritising clean growth opportunities.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. UK consumers pay twice the price for food due to hidden costs
    UK consumers pay twice the price for food due to hidden costs 27 Nov 2017

    The Sustainable Food Trust has published a new report, which finds that when UK consumers spend £1 on food, they bear the burden of another £1 in hidden costs, including environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.

    Europe,Policy,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. The UK commits £400 million in Charging Investment Infrastructure Fund
    The UK commits £400 million in Charging Investment Infrastructure Fund 22 Nov 2017

    The UK Government announced its Autumn Budget establishing a £400 million fund along with multiple measures to support zero-emission vehicles deployment.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. India to procure 10,000 electric vehicles for government institutions
    India to procure 10,000 electric vehicles for government institutions 22 Nov 2017

    India’s government department for energy efficiency has revealed that the country will issue a tender for the procurement of 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to replace traditional diesel, petrol and gas-fuelled vehicles across government institutions.

    Asia,Policy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Norway’s wealth fund to divest from fossil fuels
    Norway’s wealth fund to divest from fossil fuels 17 Nov 2017

    Norway’s $1 trillion fund is to consider divesting from oil and gas stocks to protect Norway’s economy from oil price risk.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Canada and the UK launch new global alliance against coal during COP23
    Canada and the UK launch new global alliance against coal during COP23 17 Nov 2017

    During climate talks in Bonn, Canada and the UK along with the Marshall Islands have launched the “Powering Past Coal” alliance inviting governmental entities from around the world to phase out dirty coal power plants.

    Europe,North America,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  8. The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum brought climate leaders together in Bonn
    The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum brought climate leaders together in Bonn 16 Nov 2017

    On 13-14 November, Climate Action, in official partnership with UN Environment held the 8th edition of the Sustainable Innovation Forum alongside COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  9. UN Environment, nrg4SD and ICLEI worked together at climate talks to fight air pollution
    UN Environment, nrg4SD and ICLEI worked together at climate talks to fight air pollution 14 Nov 2017

    During the 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF), Climate Action partnered with international organisations to bring together city Mayors and regional governments to discuss ways to tackle air pollution.

    Worldwide,Policy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  10. ‘We are Still in Coalition’ launched the America’s Pledge report during COP23
    ‘We are Still in Coalition’ launched the America’s Pledge report during COP23 14 Nov 2017

    During COP23 in Bonn, America’s Pledge presented the official report on US climate action, analysing how US states, cities, businesses, citizens, and universities can support the Paris Agreement even without federal action.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23

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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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