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  1. 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
  2. EU to consider labels for green finance products
    EU to consider labels for green finance products 19 Jul 2017

    In order to boost sustainable markets and instil trust in investors, the European Commission has discussed plans to introduce labels for clearer classification of green financial products.

    Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Private and public sectors mobilise for scaling up green finance reports UN
    Private and public sectors mobilise for scaling up green finance reports UN 18 Jul 2017

    UN Environment published a new report – the “Green Finance Progress Report” – showing the development of new financial products and encouraging policies to bridge the funding gap in sustainable investment.

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. UN to partner with 11 global banks to encourage climate transparency in financial markets
    UN to partner with 11 global banks to encourage climate transparency in financial markets 12 Jul 2017

    UN Environment announced yesterday in a press release its new joint initiative to strengthen financial institutions’ assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities, with eleven major banks.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Green bond issuance up 42% in first quarter of 2017
    Green bond issuance up 42% in first quarter of 2017 19 Apr 2017

    The green bonds market has experienced more than $20 billion issuance in January-March 2017, following another successful quarter from October-December 2016

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. World Bank launches first bond linked to the SDGs
    World Bank launches first bond linked to the SDGs 10 Mar 2017

    The World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has issued its first bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the global effort to combat climate change, end poverty and promote equality

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Ireland votes for fossil fuel divestment
    Ireland votes for fossil fuel divestment 31 Jan 2017

    Ireland could become the first country to fully divest its public money from fossil fuels following a parliamentary vote

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  8. Launch of new standards for financing sustainable development
    Launch of new standards for financing sustainable development 31 Jan 2017

    On Monday 30 January 2017, 19 leading global banks and investors – worth a total of $6.6 trillion in assets, launched the Principles for Positive Impact Finance, setting standards for financing sustainable development

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. Guterres: Businesses “best allies” to fight climate change & poverty
    Guterres: Businesses “best allies” to fight climate change & poverty 20 Jan 2017

    Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to reduce the effects of climate change and combat poverty

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  10. Fossil fuel divestment funds double
    Fossil fuel divestment funds double 13 Dec 2016

    It was announced on Monday that the amount of committed funds for fossil fuel divestment has doubled over the last year and has now reached $5.2 trillion

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum

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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