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  1. Electric vehicle charging points in the US grow ten-fold since 2011
    Electric vehicle charging points in the US grow ten-fold since 2011 2 Nov 2017

    There are now over 50,000 charging points in the US, according to a report released this week by the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA) on the state of California’s EV charging industry.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Climate markets have huge potential, says International Finance Corporation
    Climate markets have huge potential, says International Finance Corporation 2 Nov 2017

    A new report from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) highlights the “myriad” opportunities that exist for private companies and investors to get involved in climate finance.

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Sustainability will be at the heart of this year’s Volvo Ocean Race
    Sustainability will be at the heart of this year’s Volvo Ocean Race 2 Nov 2017

    The international Volvo Ocean Race has put sustainability and oceans health into its core values this year, and the Vestas 11th Hour Racing Team is leading the way across the participant teams.

    Europe,Worldwide,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  4. Seven EU countries urged the European Commission for stricter vehicle carbon emissions standards
    Seven EU countries urged the European Commission for stricter vehicle carbon emissions standards 31 Oct 2017

    A group of EU countries comprising Austria, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Slovenia has written a letter to the European Commission asking for stricter limits on vehicle emissions standards, ahead of the induction of new standards next month.

    Europe,Policy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Kansas City Airport deploys fully electric buses for passengers
    Kansas City Airport deploys fully electric buses for passengers 27 Oct 2017

    Kansas City Airport has become the first airport to introduce fully electric shuttle buses to serve passengers across its airport facilities.

    North America,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Tesla to build new EV factory in Shanghai
    Tesla to build new EV factory in Shanghai 23 Oct 2017

    Electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc. reached an agreement with the Government of Shanghai to build a new manufacturing facility for electric vehicles in the city’s free trade zone, becoming the first foreign automaker to start its fully owned car production line in the country.

    Asia,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Toyota embarks on electric vehicles production through new partnership with Mazda and Denso
    Toyota embarks on electric vehicles production through new partnership with Mazda and Denso 19 Oct 2017

    Through a new partnership between Toyota, Mazda, and Denso, the three automobile companies will jointly establish a new company to develop zero-emission electric cars.

    Asia,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020
    Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020 16 Oct 2017

    Last Friday, Australian based Qantas Airways announced that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020 onwards.

    Oceania,North America,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax
    Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax 16 Oct 2017

    Norway is proposing a what-is-known as “Tesla tax”, that would remove the tax exemption from the heaviest electric cars weighing more than 2 tonnes, triggering intense political debate about the future of EVs in the country.

    Europe,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Paris plans to ban all petrol and diesel fuelled cars by 2030
    Paris plans to ban all petrol and diesel fuelled cars by 2030 13 Oct 2017

    According to Reuters, the Paris City Hall announced on Thursday that it plans to introduce a petrol and diesel phase-out plan in Paris by 2030, as a way to tackle significantly high levels of air pollution.

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,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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