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  1. Tourism in Australia can respond to climate challenges
    Tourism in Australia can respond to climate challenges 8 Feb 2018

    A new report from the Climate Council has highlighted both the threats and opportunities climate change poses for the tourism industry in Australia.

    Oceania,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. US solar industry loses almost 10,000 jobs
    US solar industry loses almost 10,000 jobs 7 Feb 2018

    A survey of the solar industry in the United States has found almost 10,000 fewer jobs in 2017 than in the previous year.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. 13 top universities form ‘Climate Change Coalition’
    13 top universities form ‘Climate Change Coalition’ 7 Feb 2018

    Leading universities across North America have launched the ‘University Climate Change Coalition’ to leverage their research and resources to spur local climate action.

    North America,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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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