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Ben StaffordBen Stafford

Hello, my name is Ben, and I am WWF’s UK head of public affairs.

The aim of this blog is to share with you what we are doing to persuade politicians in the UK to take action to protect the environment and tackle climate change.

I joined WWF in 2013, having spent the previous 14 years working for CPRE and the RSPB. I spend a lot of time in the corridors of Westminster and Whitehall, making sure that politicians know about the things that matter to WWF and our supporters.

My latest posts


Westminster General Election

After the UK General Election, what does the next government need to do for the environment?






So, an election campaign that most had expected to deliver an increased Conservative majority ends in a hung parliament, and a Conservative government supported by the Democratic Unionist Party. Those in the business of predicting poll results might be better reading tea leaves for inspiration, but amid the shock, what does this all mean for […]

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Sign for the new BEIS Department © gov.uk

Could BEIS be the vehicle the low carbon economy has been waiting for?






Climate change took centre stage in the controversy surrounding the formation of Theresa May’s government this July. One day into her premiership, it was announced that DECC would be merged with BIS, to form BEIS. Politicians and campaigners were quick to point out that, in the acronym acrobatics of the new Prime Minister’s departmental restructure, […]

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