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This year’s London Marathon will trial compostable cups

 
3:35pm - 20 April 2018

On Sunday, over 40,000 runners will pound the streets of London in what will be one of the hottest marathons during the event’s 37 year history.

Europe, Sport

Earth Day 2018 calls for an end to plastic pollution

 
2:43pm - 20 April 2018

Earth Day 2018 is here and will be celebrated on Sunday (22 April) around the world.

Worldwide

HSBC rules out financing new coal power and tar sands

 
11:55am - 20 April 2018

HSBC, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, has made new commitments to stop financing the most carbon intensive energy projects.

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction, Finance

Great Britain went a record 55 hours without using coal

 
10:55am - 20 April 2018

Coal-fired power plants were absent from Britain’s energy mix for more than two days straight this week.

Europe, Carbon Reduction

China and Norway surging ahead on electric vehicle sales

 
10:05am - 20 April 2018

Fresh analysis of the electric vehicle market has shown China and Norway dominating in terms of sales and market share.

Worldwide, Transport

US wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

 
4:20pm - 19 April 2018

A new report has shone a light on the strong economic progress wind energy is making in the United States.

North America, Sustainable Energy
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  “We have built more offshore wind capacity than any other company in the world”

“We have built more offshore wind capacity than any other company in the world”

Worldwide, Finance, Sustainable Energy

Climate Action recently spoke with Christine Sobieski at Danish energy company Ørsted about the company's interest in sustainable finance.

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  Ecosphere+ and Climate Action partnering to offset carbon emissions for 2018 events

Ecosphere+ and Climate Action partnering to offset carbon emissions for 2018 events

Worldwide, Carbon Reduction

Ecosphere+ and Climate Action partnering to offset carbon emissions for 2018 events

EDITOR'S PICKS
 

World’s most powerful wind turbine built after Donald Trump loses legal battle

Europe, Sustainable Energy

President Trump won’t be happy. Scotland is fast becoming the go-to destination for offshore wind innovation, and the project he spent so long opposing is leading the way.

 

PGA golf tournament wins major sustainability trophy

North America, Sport

One of the first events on the US PGA Tour has been awarded with a major sustainability distinction.

 

Costa Coffee will now recycle 500 million cups a year

Europe, Policy

Popular UK chain, Costa Coffee, has announced it will recycle the equivalent of its entire yearly sales of coffee cups by 2020.

 

Sustainable agriculture is key to overcoming hunger and climate crises, says UN food agency

Africa, Agriculture

Agro-ecology is a farming style that focuses on utilising nature for food production without damaging it.

 

International Olympic Committee aims to unite sport and conservation

Worldwide, Sport

Finding ways to stem the tide of biodiversity loss is a responsibility across all industries and people.

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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