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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Global purchasers move to axe deforestation from supply chains
    Global purchasers move to axe deforestation from supply chains 23 May 2017

    McDonald’s and L’Oréal are among the first major corporations leveraging their purchasing power to achieve deforestation-free commodity supply chains

    Worldwide,Finance,Agriculture
  7. ReachNow to install 100 electric vehicle chargers at 20 new public sites across Seattle
    ReachNow to install 100 electric vehicle chargers at 20 new public sites across Seattle 17 May 2017

    Woodland Park Zoo is the first site in North America to have the award-winning Light & Charge system available for public use

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  8. Big wins for human health, natural resources in switch to energy efficiency
    Big wins for human health, natural resources in switch to energy efficiency 12 May 2017

    A radical transformation in the way energy is supplied and used will be needed if the world is to meet its ambition of keeping global temperature increase to below 2 degrees Celsius

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. Fiji a crucial player in global fight against climate change
    Fiji a crucial player in global fight against climate change 4 May 2017

    The World Bank’s new Resident Representative for Fiji says the role Fiji is now taking on the global stage provides it with a huge opportunity in the coming years, particularly in leading the fight to address climate change

    Oceania,COP 23
  10. Financing innovation for a low carbon future
    Financing innovation for a low carbon future 28 Apr 2017

    Climate Action is delighted to announce the Sustainable Investment Forum 2017, held during Climate Week NYC in New York at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on 19 September 2017

    North America,Worldwide,Finance

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