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  1. Perovskite solar cells achieve new efficiency breakthrough
    Perovskite solar cells achieve new efficiency breakthrough 25 Jul 2017

    A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia created the biggest perovskite solar cell so far, also setting a new efficiency record with it.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. UK to invest £246m in battery technology
    UK to invest £246m in battery technology 25 Jul 2017

    Known as ‘Faraday Challenge’, the initiative will be part of the country’s modern Industrial Strategy and aims to establish the UK as world leader in battery technology.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of the country’s electricity need
    Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of the country’s electricity need 24 Jul 2017

    In June, wind turbines produced 1,039,001MWh, which could meet Scotland’s energy needs for 6 consecutive days.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. China to refuse foreign waste in a bid for cleaner air
    China to refuse foreign waste in a bid for cleaner air 20 Jul 2017

    China continues to demonstrate its growing commitment to sustainability. On July 18th, the Asian nation announced to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would no longer be importing foreign garbage shipments.

    Asia,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  5. 35 Australian local governments pledge to reduce emissions
    35 Australian local governments pledge to reduce emissions 19 Jul 2017

    Thirty-five Australian local councils have now committed to develop green and climate-resilient communities, switching to renewables and building green transport infrastructure

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. UK’s 1st geothermal project to raise £5m in funds
    UK’s 1st geothermal project to raise £5m in funds 17 Jul 2017

    The UK’s first commercial geothermal power station- which would be based in the coastal town of Cornwall- is expected to go live as early as 2020, if £5m fundraising initiative succeeds.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  7. India launched its first solar power DEMU train
    India launched its first solar power DEMU train 17 Jul 2017

    Last Friday, India launched its first solar-powered local train at the Safdarjung railway station.

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. World’s 1st combined hydroelectric & solar power plant goes live
    World’s 1st combined hydroelectric & solar power plant goes live 14 Jul 2017

    Portugal is home to the world’s first combined hydroelectric and solar power plant, which will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 100 homes for an entire year.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  9. Berlin startup to plant mini vertical farms in supermarkets
    Berlin startup to plant mini vertical farms in supermarkets 12 Jul 2017

    Berlin based startup Infarm intends to distribute smart vertical farming systems to supermarkets, providing customers with the option to hand-pick fresh vegetables and herbs, whilst simultaneously reducing food mileage and transport emissions.

    Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. Apple to build another data centre entirely powered by renewables
    Apple to build another data centre entirely powered by renewables 11 Jul 2017

    Multinational tech company Apple recently announced plans to spend $921 million on a second renewables-powered data centre in Southern Denmark.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23

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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