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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Unlocking private capital for low carbon projects: the next steps
    Unlocking private capital for low carbon projects: the next steps 26 Apr 2017

    The latest Climate Action webinar, held ahead of the Innovate4Climate event discussed the latest progress on scaling low carbon projects

    Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation
  7. IFC, Amundi to Create World’s Largest Green-Bond Fund Dedicated to Emerging Markets
    IFC, Amundi to Create World’s Largest Green-Bond Fund Dedicated to Emerging Markets 24 Apr 2017

    IFC today agreed to create the largest green-bond fund dedicated to emerging markets—a $2 billion initiative that aims to deepen local capital markets and expand financing for climate investments

    Worldwide,Finance
  8. GEF Grant to Assist China’s Efforts to Phase Out POPs
    GEF Grant to Assist China’s Efforts to Phase Out POPs 10 Apr 2017

    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $24.25 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support China’s efforts to reduce perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)

    Asia,Finance
  9. More Bang for the Buck: Record New Renewable Power Capacity Added at Lower Cost
    More Bang for the Buck: Record New Renewable Power Capacity Added at Lower Cost 10 Apr 2017

    As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  10. UN Environment will support environmental recovery and peacebuilding in Colombia
    UN Environment will support environmental recovery and peacebuilding in Colombia 3 Apr 2017

    UN Environment will assist Colombia with overcoming the environmental degradation legacy of the internal conflict which lasted for more than 50 years, especially in remote rural areas

    South America,Finance,Policy

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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