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  1. US asks China to reconsider ban on foreign waste
    US asks China to reconsider ban on foreign waste 26 Mar 2018

    The United States has requested China end its recent ban on receiving garbage from foreign countries, something it says is causing turmoil in the global market.

    Worldwide,Policy
  2. Are you turning out your lights for Earth Hour 2018?
    Are you turning out your lights for Earth Hour 2018? 23 Mar 2018

    Saturday 24 March. 8:30pm your time. Earth Hour 2018 is here.

    Worldwide
  3. Global carbon emissions grow to highest-ever rate
    Global carbon emissions grow to highest-ever rate 22 Mar 2018

    Carbon emissions emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere grew by 1.4 percent in 2017, reaching a historic high of 32.5 gigatonnes.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction
  4. “We need to reach $1 trillion in green bonds by 2020”, says former UN climate chief
    “We need to reach $1 trillion in green bonds by 2020”, says former UN climate chief 22 Mar 2018

    Christiana Figueres, the UN’s former climate change chief has called on cities, governments and businesses to massively increase their investments in the green bond market.

    Worldwide,Finance
  5. World Water Day 2018: Nature for Water
    World Water Day 2018: Nature for Water 22 Mar 2018

    This year is the 15th anniversary of World Water Day, which is designed to highlight the vital importance of something many in the developed world take for granted: freshwater.

    Worldwide
  6. World Bank warns of 140 million ‘climate migrants’ by 2050
    World Bank warns of 140 million ‘climate migrants’ by 2050 21 Mar 2018

    The World Bank has warned that climate change could push tens of millions of people in the developing world to migrate both inside and outside their own countries.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction
  7. Ocean economy set to reach $3 trillion by 2030
    Ocean economy set to reach $3 trillion by 2030 21 Mar 2018

    A major new report for the UK Government has highlighted the huge economic potential presented by the world’s oceans.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction
  8. Acting now on carbon emissions could save over 150 million lives
    Acting now on carbon emissions could save over 150 million lives 21 Mar 2018

    New research led by Duke University has found that tougher policies on fossil fuel emissions could prevent up to 153 million premature deaths in the immediate term.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction
  9. How investable are the Sustainable Development Goals?
    How investable are the Sustainable Development Goals? 20 Mar 2018

    Eric Usher, head of the UN Environment’s Finance Initiative, recently said that the SDGs have “come forward very quickly, faster than I would have thought”.

    Worldwide,Finance
  10. McDonald’s targets major reduction in carbon footprint by 2030
    McDonald’s targets major reduction in carbon footprint by 2030 20 Mar 2018

    Multinational corporations are fast making the change to a zero-carbon future, and McDonald’s has decided to play a lead role in its adoption.

    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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