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  1. Finalists announced for the Innovative Climate Finance Tool Competition
    Finalists announced for the Innovative Climate Finance Tool Competition 7 Aug 2017

    Last June, Climate Action opened submissions for the new Innovative Climate Finance Tool Competition, which aims at encouraging the development of new financial tools to facilitate sustainable investment.

  2. Global innovation challenge opens for students to fight marine plastic
    Global innovation challenge opens for students to fight marine plastic 28 Jun 2017

    Entries open today for the world’s first student competition to find the next generation of solutions to the global problem of marine litter. Organized by UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture
  3. Aclima Receives Technology Pioneer Award from World Economic Forum
    Aclima Receives Technology Pioneer Award from World Economic Forum 20 Jun 2017

    Aclima, the San Francisco-based company delivering environmental intelligence through sensor networks to improve human and planetary health, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Smart Cities,COP 23
  4. World Environment Day Webinar -  Solving the Air Pollution Crisis for Human and Planetary Health
    World Environment Day Webinar -  Solving the Air Pollution Crisis for Human and Planetary Health 14 Jun 2017

    With an estimated 92% of the global population now breathing unhealthy air, The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified air pollution as the single greatest global health risk today

    Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. G7 throws weight behind sustainable finance movement
    G7 throws weight behind sustainable finance movement 12 Jun 2017

    The G7 today joined the G20, other countries and markets in throwing its weight behind a growing movement to turn the power of the global financial system to sustainable development

    Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation
  6. Costa Rica expands protected seas and fosters efforts to fight marine pollution on World Oceans Day
    Costa Rica expands protected seas and fosters efforts to fight marine pollution on World Oceans Day 8 Jun 2017

    On World Oceans Day, Costa Rica announces a new marine protected area on the country’s Pacific coast, contributing to the global goal of protecting at least 10 per cent of marine zones before the year 2020

    North America,Policy,Agriculture
  7. A million people demand a global ban on single-use plastic at UN Oceans Conference
    A million people demand a global ban on single-use plastic at UN Oceans Conference 6 Jun 2017

    Today, an Avaaz petition signed by more than one million people to phase-out single use plastic worldwide within the next five years will be presented to UN Environment to support its Clean Seas campaign to end marine litter

    Worldwide,Policy
  8. Massive clean-ups and new national parks as humanity stands with nature on World Environment Day
    Massive clean-ups and new national parks as humanity stands with nature on World Environment Day 5 Jun 2017

    Thousands of people across six continents are joining massive clean-ups of beaches and parks and over 30 iconic landmarks are lighting up in green in a powerful demonstration of humanity’s love for nature on World Environment Day

    Worldwide,Agriculture,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction
  9. New Global Pathway on Carbon Pricing Can Shift Finance to Sustainable Investments: World Bank
    New Global Pathway on Carbon Pricing Can Shift Finance to Sustainable Investments: World Bank 31 May 2017

    New conclusions from the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices, led by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Lord Nicholas Stern, provide the right advice at the right time to boost climate-friendly growth, investment and innovation

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. Ant Financial app reduces carbon footprint of 200 million Chinese consumers
    Ant Financial app reduces carbon footprint of 200 million Chinese consumers 30 May 2017

    Some 200 million Chinese users of a digital payment giant are now using an app that gamifies carbon footprint tracking – cutting GHG emissions and demonstrating the massive potential of Fintech (financial technology) for supporting sustainable development

    Asia,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction

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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