2018: A Retrospective Of Climate Events In The World

January/ Norway Bans Fur Farming – The Norwegian government passed a total ban on all fur farming. 340 fur farms across the Nordic nation have until 2025 to close down entirely.

February/ Chinese Army Battles Climate Change – China announced that it would assign some 60,000 members of the People’s Liberation Army to the northern border where they would help with reforestation efforts.

April/ EU Bans Neonicotinoids – The European Union passed a landmark ban on the most widely-used pesticides that are harmful to bees in a major effort to stem the decline of the vital pollinating insects.

July/ Sweden Reaches Climate Goal Early – The Nordic country is now 12 years ahead of schedule for its renewable energy goals thanks to wind power generation.

September/ World’s First Hydrogen Train – Germany launched the world’s first Hydrogen-powered train in its continuing efforts to transition to sustainable energy and zero-emission transportation.

October/ Chernobyl Solar Power – Thirty years after the nuclear disaster, a 3,800-panel solar farm was launched on the contaminated grounds.

November/ California Wildfires – The wildfire season of 2018 was the most destructive on record for California with an estimated 1,667,855 acres being burnt. November was especially bad with the spread of the “Camp Fire” which was the single most destructive wildfire event on record.

December/ The 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference was the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), also known as the Katowice Climate Change Conference[1]. It was held between 2 and 15 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. The conference agreed on rules to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Reference- Various Website and inputs from our own Research Team, KCW Today