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  1. Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of the country’s electricity need
    Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of the country’s electricity need 24 Jul 2017

    In June, wind turbines produced 1,039,001MWh, which could meet Scotland’s energy needs for 6 consecutive days.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. China to refuse foreign waste in a bid for cleaner air
    China to refuse foreign waste in a bid for cleaner air 20 Jul 2017

    China continues to demonstrate its growing commitment to sustainability. On July 18th, the Asian nation announced to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would no longer be importing foreign garbage shipments.

    Asia,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  3. 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
  4. 35 Australian local governments pledge to reduce emissions
    35 Australian local governments pledge to reduce emissions 19 Jul 2017

    Thirty-five Australian local councils have now committed to develop green and climate-resilient communities, switching to renewables and building green transport infrastructure

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. 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
  6. UK’s 1st geothermal project to raise £5m in funds
    UK’s 1st geothermal project to raise £5m in funds 17 Jul 2017

    The UK’s first commercial geothermal power station- which would be based in the coastal town of Cornwall- is expected to go live as early as 2020, if £5m fundraising initiative succeeds.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  7. India launched its first solar power DEMU train
    India launched its first solar power DEMU train 17 Jul 2017

    Last Friday, India launched its first solar-powered local train at the Safdarjung railway station.

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. World’s 1st combined hydroelectric & solar power plant goes live
    World’s 1st combined hydroelectric & solar power plant goes live 14 Jul 2017

    Portugal is home to the world’s first combined hydroelectric and solar power plant, which will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 100 homes for an entire year.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  9. Michael Bloomberg and Governor of California launch new US climate action plan
    Michael Bloomberg and Governor of California launch new US climate action plan 13 Jul 2017

    Governor of California Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday the launch of the America’s Pledge, which will allow US states, cities and businesses to stay aligned with the Paris Agreement.

    North America,Policy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  10. Berlin startup to plant mini vertical farms in supermarkets
    Berlin startup to plant mini vertical farms in supermarkets 12 Jul 2017

    Berlin based startup Infarm intends to distribute smart vertical farming systems to supermarkets, providing customers with the option to hand-pick fresh vegetables and herbs, whilst simultaneously reducing food mileage and transport emissions.

    Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23

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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