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  1. $890m EU package to help 79 developing nations combat climate change
    $890m EU package to help 79 developing nations combat climate change 18 May 2017

    The European Union (EU) will support 79 developing nations in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) with a €8 million ($891m) to implement a global deal to combat climate change

    Africa,Oceania,Europe,North America,South America,Finance,COP 23
  2. Argentina to become Latin America’s most attractive renewable energy market
    Argentina to become Latin America’s most attractive renewable energy market 16 May 2017

    Argentina is on track to become Latin America’s most attractive renewable energy market, as the country sets its sights on 20 per cent renewables by 2025 – according to a recent report

    South America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  3. Latin America’s transition to renewables
    Latin America’s transition to renewables 28 Apr 2017

    Latin America has seen significant investment in renewable energy in recent years, most notably in hydropower but the tide is now turning in favour of other renewable sources including wind and solar – according to new IRENA report

    South America,Policy,Sustainable Energy
  4. Chile to acquire 450 MW solar thermal power plant
    Chile to acquire 450 MW solar thermal power plant 10 Mar 2017

    This week, the Chilean government gave the green light to the development of SolarReserve’s 450 megawatt (MW) Tamarugal concentrated solar power project

    North America,South America,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy
  5. Costa Rica pledges carbon neutrality by 2021
    Costa Rica pledges carbon neutrality by 2021 20 Jan 2017

    Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis announced on Monday during the opening of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week that the country was aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2021

    South America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  6. Argentina to secure 50 new electric buses
    Argentina to secure 50 new electric buses 12 Jan 2017

    The China-based electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has secured a new contract to supply Argentina with 50 electric buses

    South America,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  7. 98% of Costa Rica’s electricity from renewables in 2016
    98% of Costa Rica’s electricity from renewables in 2016 4 Jan 2017

    Renewable energy sources supplied 98.1 per cent of Costa Rica’s electricity last year, compared to less than 15 per cent in the United States

    South America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. Aruba targets 100% renewables by 2020
    Aruba targets 100% renewables by 2020 19 Dec 2016

    South Caribbean island, Aruba, has pledged to transition to 100 per cent renewable electricity within the next four years.

    South America,Antarctica,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture
  9. Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City to ban diesel cars from city centres
    Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City to ban diesel cars from city centres 5 Dec 2016

    On Friday 2 December, Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City have announced at the C40 conference of mayors on climate change held in Mexico their plans to ban diesel vehicles from their centres by 2025

    Europe,South America,Worldwide,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Brazil starts funding solar rather than fossil fuels
    Brazil starts funding solar rather than fossil fuels 6 Oct 2016

    Last Monday, Brazil’s National Development Bank (BNDES) announced that they were cutting credit for fossil fuels and hydro in order to encourage solar funds

    South America,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy

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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