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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The European Union releases decisive strategy against plastic waste
    The European Union releases decisive strategy against plastic waste 17 Jan 2018

    After months of preparations, the European Union has adopted its first comprehensive strategy on plastics, as part of its transition towards a more circular economy.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Preparing for climate disasters can save $6 for every $1 spent
    Preparing for climate disasters can save $6 for every $1 spent 12 Jan 2018

    A new report from the US National Institute of Building Sciences has concluded that funding to mitigate against climate change can save huge amounts of money.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. UK government pledges to eradicate plastic waste by 2042
    UK government pledges to eradicate plastic waste by 2042 11 Jan 2018

    The UK government has unveiled its new 25 Year Environmental Plan today, in which it commits to removing all ‘avoidable’ plastic waste.

    Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Macron displays his own brand of green diplomacy while visiting China
    Macron displays his own brand of green diplomacy while visiting China 10 Jan 2018

    French President Emmanuel Macron is currently on a tour of China, and has taken the opportunity to stress the importance of transitioning to a sustainable and clean future.

    Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Plastic microbeads are now banned in the UK
    Plastic microbeads are now banned in the UK 9 Jan 2018

    After the UK government pledged to phase-out plastic microbeads in 2016, the long-anticipated ban was put into force this Tuesday marking a landmark step towards ocean protection from plastic pollution.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. China announces huge reforestation plans
    China announces huge reforestation plans 8 Jan 2018

    The Chinese government has announced that new trees to be planted in 2018 will cover at least 6.6 million hectares all over the country- an area estimated to be the size of Ireland, in a bid to become the world leader in conservation.

    Asia,Policy,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. All of the UK’s remaining coal plants will shut down by 2025
    All of the UK’s remaining coal plants will shut down by 2025 5 Jan 2018

    The British government has published its long-awaited plans for how it will implement its ambitious coal phase-out plan by 2025.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. MPs in the UK ask for a “latte levy” on takeaway coffee cups
    MPs in the UK ask for a “latte levy” on takeaway coffee cups 5 Jan 2018

    The Environmental Audit Committee has called the British government to introduce a 25p levy on single-use takeaway coffee cups and have urged for the need for all the cups to be recycled by 2023.

    Europe,Policy,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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