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  1. National Geographic launches major campaign to fight single-use plastics
    National Geographic launches major campaign to fight single-use plastics 17 May 2018

    The National Geographic has launched a major new initiative to accelerate action on plastic waste.

    Worldwide,Policy
  2. Global green economy could create 24 million jobs by 2030
    Global green economy could create 24 million jobs by 2030 16 May 2018

    New markets in sustainability and clean energy could lead to a worldwide jobs boom, according to the UN’s labour agency.

    Worldwide,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  3. Volvo to stop making new diesel cars
    Volvo to stop making new diesel cars 15 May 2018

    Swedish car company Volvo is phasing out the making of new diesel cars, according to its chief executive.

    Worldwide,Transport
  4. Turn down the AC: how air conditioners are set to drive global energy demand
    Turn down the AC: how air conditioners are set to drive global energy demand 15 May 2018

    Rising demand for cooling technologies in hot countries will place enormous pressure on electricity systems.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,COP24
  5. Tesco’s carbon emissions plummet by 13% in one year
    Tesco’s carbon emissions plummet by 13% in one year 11 May 2018

    Supermarket giant Tesco is making strong progress towards sustainability, according to its latest annual report released today

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction
  6. Use hydrogen to store excess renewable power, says engineers’ report
    Use hydrogen to store excess renewable power, says engineers’ report 9 May 2018

    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is urging the UK Government to invest in hydrogen to secure a low-carbon future.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation
  7. “We need to reimagine banking”, says BBVA on climate change
    “We need to reimagine banking”, says BBVA on climate change 9 May 2018

    One of Spain’s largest banks has called on financial institutions to do more to tackle climate change.

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,COP24
  8. Oxfam calls for stronger aid to help poor countries adapt to climate change
    Oxfam calls for stronger aid to help poor countries adapt to climate change 9 May 2018

    Aid to low income countries to help them reduce their greenhouse gas emissions is lagging behind the targets set by the Paris Agreement.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,COP24
  9. Global jobs in renewable energy top 10 million for the first time
    Global jobs in renewable energy top 10 million for the first time 8 May 2018

    A major new report has found that renewable energy now provides 10.3 million people with employment around the world.

    Worldwide,Sustainable Energy,COP24
  10. Tourism’s carbon footprint is four times larger than first thought
    Tourism’s carbon footprint is four times larger than first thought 8 May 2018

    Global tourism contributes an estimated 8 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study on the issue, claimed to be the world’s first.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction

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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