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  World Bank launches online solar mapping tool

World Bank launches online solar mapping tool

15 hours ago
Worldwide, Sustainable Energy, Tech. & Innovation

The World Bank, in partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), launched the Global Solar Atlas at an ISA event at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

  Guterres: Businesses “best allies” to fight climate change & poverty

Guterres: Businesses “best allies” to fight climate change & poverty

20 hours ago
Worldwide, COP 23, Finance, Sustainable Investment Forum

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

  Costa Rica pledges carbon neutrality by 2021

Costa Rica pledges carbon neutrality by 2021

23 hours ago
South America, Carbon Reduction, COP 23, Policy, Sustainable Energy, Transport

Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis announced on Monday during the opening of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week that the country was aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2021

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  Hawaiian bill proposes 100% renewable fuel target

Hawaiian bill proposes 100% renewable fuel target

3:54pm - 19 January 2017
North America, Carbon Reduction, COP 23, Policy, Sustainable Energy, Transport

The new bill – which was introduced to the State Legislature on Wednesday – sets the target of using 100 per cent renewable fuel for all forms of ground transportation by 2045

  Sustainability at the heart of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Sustainability at the heart of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

12:19pm - 19 January 2017
Asia, Smart Cities, Sports, Sustainable Energy, Transport, Sustainable Innovation In Sport

Beijing 2022 is set to be the most environmentally friendly Winter Olympic Games yet

  Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund

Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund

5:20pm - 18 January 2017
North America, COP 23, Finance, Sustainable Energy

In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama has signed over half a billion dollars to the United Nations Green Climate Fund

  UK University’s air-cleansing poetry reduces pollution

UK University’s air-cleansing poetry reduces pollution

2:54pm - 18 January 2017
Europe, Smart Cities, Tech. & Innovation

The University of Sheffield installation of a revolutionary air-cleansing poem has removed over two tonnes of nitrogen oxide from the air

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China to invest $361 billion into renewable power by 2020

4:31pm - 5 January 2017
  China to invest $361 billion into renewable power by 2020

World’s largest energy market looks to move from coal towards cleaner energy in order to battle hazardous smog

Asia, Carbon Reduction, COP 23, Finance, Sustainable Energy

Portugal proves a whole country can run on renewables alone

4:12pm - 3 January 2017
  Portugal proves a whole country can run on renewables alone

In May 2016, Portugal managed to run for four and a half days on renewable electricity alone, thanks to favourable weather and the use of 83 hydroelectric dams to store green energy

Europe, Carbon Reduction, COP 23, Policy, Sustainable Energy

Dutch public trains now powered entirely by wind

3:36pm - 10 January 2017
  Dutch public trains now powered entirely by wind

As of the beginning of 2017, all public transport trains in the Netherlands are being powered entirely by renewable energy sources, namely wind power

Europe, Carbon Reduction, COP 23, Sustainable Energy, Transport

India’s solar capacity to double in 2017

11:12am - 9 January 2017
  India’s solar capacity to double in 2017

In 2017, India’s solar capacity is projected to double to 18 GW, with 14.2 GW of solar projects currently under development and tenders for approximately 6.3 GW are yet to be auctioned

Asia, Carbon Reduction, COP 23, Finance, Sustainable Energy

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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