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  1. 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
  2. University of Cambridge installs 1,500 solar panels on new campus
    University of Cambridge installs 1,500 solar panels on new campus 26 Jan 2018

    The University of Cambridge has improved its sustainability credentials with the announcement that it has completed a large solar array on its new campus.

    Europe,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Water industry launches scheme to cut plastic waste in England
    Water industry launches scheme to cut plastic waste in England 25 Jan 2018

    The water industry is joining a campaign to cut plastic use by creating a network of new refill stations. The scheme aims to provide stations for free in every major city and town in England by 2021.

    Europe,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Nijmegen wins award for Europe’s greenest city
    Nijmegen wins award for Europe’s greenest city 23 Jan 2018

    The Dutch city of Nijmegen has been announced as this year’s winner of the European Green Capital award.

    Europe,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Iceland becomes the first major retailer to phase out plastic packaging
    Iceland becomes the first major retailer to phase out plastic packaging 16 Jan 2018

    In a first-mover action, Iceland has announced its plans to replace plastic packaging from all its own-branded products by 2023, signalling a plastic-free future.

    Europe,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. London breathes cleanest January air for 10 years
    London breathes cleanest January air for 10 years 15 Jan 2018

    In a symbolic victory, London has managed to maintain within its legal limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air pollution during the initial two weeks of January.

    Europe,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. 250,000 trees to be planted under ‘Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign’
    250,000 trees to be planted under ‘Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign’ 22 Dec 2017

    US-based telecommunications company Verizon has pledged to plant more than 250,000 trees in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico as part of its tree restoration efforts in the areas affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

    North America,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. 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
  9. Climate Action publication launched in Bonn
    Climate Action publication launched in Bonn 13 Nov 2017

    On Monday, the 11th edition of the Climate Action publication was launched, where the world’s leading sustainability thinkers and policymakers provide detailed insights on the pathway to a low-carbon economy.

    Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Climate markets have huge potential, says International Finance Corporation
    Climate markets have huge potential, says International Finance Corporation 2 Nov 2017

    A new report from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) highlights the “myriad” opportunities that exist for private companies and investors to get involved in climate finance.

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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