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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Paris Agreement Update: Brazil has ratified
    Paris Agreement Update: Brazil has ratified 13 Sep 2016

    The Brazilian government has ratified its participation in the Paris Agreement – a significant step by Latin America’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

    South America,Worldwide,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,COP 22
  6. Costa Rica runs on 100% renewables for 2 months
    Costa Rica runs on 100% renewables for 2 months 9 Sep 2016

    A new report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean has shown that Costa Rica ran on 100 per cent renewable energy for 76 days straight between June and August this year.

    South America,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction
  7. Finland promotes sustainability at Rio Olympics
    Finland promotes sustainability at Rio Olympics 15 Aug 2016

    Last Friday, Finland House held its opening Gala at Rio’s historic Casa França Brasil building, and featured Santa Claus himself to promote Finnish culture and sustainability.

    Europe,South America,Tech. & Innovation,Sports
  8. Chile: a spotlight on sustainable investment
    Chile: a spotlight on sustainable investment 11 Aug 2016

    Investors have recently turned to Chile for its vast potential within the renewable energy market.

    South America,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. Rio Olympics programme to recycle waste
    Rio Olympics programme to recycle waste 9 Aug 2016

    A waste picker programme has been launched for the Rio Olympics, thanks to a partnership between Brazilian waste pickers, Rio authorities and Coca-Cola

    South America,Worldwide,Smart Cities,Sports
  10. Rio reveals sustainable Olympic medals
    Rio reveals sustainable Olympic medals 28 Jul 2016

    Rio 2016 and the Brazilian Mint have shown their commitment to the environment by using sustainable resources in the Olympic Games’ medals.

    South America,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sports

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