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  1. Paris is considering suing the fossil fuel industry
    Paris is considering suing the fossil fuel industry 7 Feb 2018

    Following the recent damaging floods in Paris, city officials are exploring the possibility of suing fossil fuel companies, joining New York and other major American cities in the courtroom against oil and natural gas companies.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Asda sets out new plans to reduce plastic waste
    Asda sets out new plans to reduce plastic waste 7 Feb 2018

    Asda, one of the UK’s largest food retailers, has become the latest supermarket to announce immediate plans to reduce plastic waste in its stores.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. London City Airport bans plastic straws
    London City Airport bans plastic straws 7 Feb 2018

    London City Airport has announced its plan to phase out plastic straws across all its food and drink outlets becoming the first UK airport to adopt such a measure.

    Europe,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. The University of Edinburgh divests from fossil fuels
    The University of Edinburgh divests from fossil fuels 6 Feb 2018

    The University of Edinburgh has announced it will phase out investment in fossil fuels within 3 years making it the largest UK university endowment fund to abandon the fossil fuels industry.

    Europe,Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Multinational firms with $1.3 trillion in revenue invest in circular economy
    Multinational firms with $1.3 trillion in revenue invest in circular economy 6 Feb 2018

    A new global initiative to foster the circular economy principles backed from more than 30 international companies is set to make 2018 the year of circular economy’s shine.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Offshore wind in Europe hit new milestone in 2017
    Offshore wind in Europe hit new milestone in 2017 6 Feb 2018

    According to new statistics released today by WindEurope, 2017 was a record year for offshore wind in Europe after total capacity reached 15.8 gigawatts (GW)- an impressive increase of 25 percent in just one year.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. First US ski resort to operate on 100 percent renewable energy
    First US ski resort to operate on 100 percent renewable energy 5 Feb 2018

    The famous Lake Tahoe resorts in California will be the first ski facilities in the US to operate on 100 percent renewable energy, eliminating emissions which would be a threat to the industry’s future.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  8. Aldi pledges to halve food waste by 2030
    Aldi pledges to halve food waste by 2030 5 Feb 2018

    Leading food retailer Aldi has joined a campaign to cut food waste in the UK and Ireland by 50 percent over the next 12 years.

    Europe,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. ‘No Paris Agreement, no EU trade deal’, says France to US
    ‘No Paris Agreement, no EU trade deal’, says France to US 5 Feb 2018

    The French minister for foreign affairs has stated that if the US administration follows through with the country’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement the negotiations about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTip) will not be successful.

    Europe,North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Tesla to build a virtual solar plant in South Australia using 50,000 homes
    Tesla to build a virtual solar plant in South Australia using 50,000 homes 5 Feb 2018

    Aiming to be the world’s largest virtual solar plant, the state government of South Australia has partnered with Tesla to roll out a network of at least 50,000 home solar and battery systems.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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