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  1. South Australian government to be powered by solar thermal
    South Australian government to be powered by solar thermal 14 Aug 2017

    The state government of South Australia has contracted a new solar thermal power plant with SolarReserve in Port Augusta to power its facilities.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Biggest city in Florida, Orlando, commits to 100% renewables
    Biggest city in Florida, Orlando, commits to 100% renewables 10 Aug 2017

    US city Orlando has approved on Tuesday the new target of reaching 100 per cent clean and renewable energy by 2050.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  3. Primark launches its first sustainable cotton line
    Primark launches its first sustainable cotton line 9 Aug 2017

    Clothing giant Primark just announced the launch of its first sustainable cotton line.

    Europe,Worldwide,Agriculture,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction
  4. Utility to launch solar programme for low-income customers
    Utility to launch solar programme for low-income customers 7 Aug 2017

    The new pilot programme to make renewable energy available for low-income customers proposed by the utility Con Edison has recently been approved by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC).

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  5. Hawaii launched construction of its first public hydrogen vehicle fuelling station
    Hawaii launched construction of its first public hydrogen vehicle fuelling station 4 Aug 2017

    With a ground-breaking ceremony, Hawaii started the construction of its first public fuelling station for hydrogen vehicles, enabling the state to start selling hydrogen-fuelled cars by 2018.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  6. World Bank to fund Solar Rooftop-PV program in Gaza to mitigate energy crisis
    World Bank to fund Solar Rooftop-PV program in Gaza to mitigate energy crisis 2 Aug 2017

    World Bank announced a partnership with the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company and the Palestinian Authority to launch a $2.5-million solar roof pilot program in Gaza.

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. A tiny Greek island to become the first energy independent island in the Mediterranean
    A tiny Greek island to become the first energy independent island in the Mediterranean 2 Aug 2017

    Tilos, a small island in the Cyclades complex in the Aegean Sea, is on set to become the first energy independent island in the Mediterranean by solely relying in renewables.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. California Regulators approve first phase of $800 million Volkswagen Zero-Emission Cars Investment
    California Regulators approve first phase of $800 million Volkswagen Zero-Emission Cars Investment 1 Aug 2017

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the first of four plans by VW to invest $800 million over 10 years in Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, public outreach, and access to electric vehicles for residents of disadvantaged communities.

    North America,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. Panasonic to build the first carbon-free city from scratch
    Panasonic to build the first carbon-free city from scratch 28 Jul 2017

    Panasonic set up plant to attract different entrepreneurs to set up a power system relying mainly on solar energy, a king-sized lithium-ion battery and various energy efficiency schemes in Devner, Colorado.

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. South Miami makes solar PV panels mandatory for new houses
    South Miami makes solar PV panels mandatory for new houses 27 Jul 2017

    A new law requiring all new homes built in the city to have solar panels, making South Miami the first city outside California to support such an initiative.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 21

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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