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Championing development of a transparent Global Record of fishing vessels

The Global Record of fishing vessels (GR) is intended as a record and source of information on the world fleet of fishing and fishing related vessels. Currently no such comprehensive record and information source on vessels and their permitted activities exists, which means that regulatory organisations authorise individual measures on vessels without access to information […]

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Climate Action representatives holding up a banner © Greenpeace/Jeremie Souteyrat climate change

Science facts and human must acts

The science is clearer now than ever before. And the science is telling us that at even relatively low levels of warming, there will be serious impacts to people and the fragile ecosystems that sustain us. Indeed, we are already seeing this happening. Even more warming will lead to even more serious consequences. These are […]

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Rob Penn and Freddie Flintoff on their bikes © WWF-UK

Rob Penn: An Amazon adventure part 1

For a month last autumn, Freddie Flintoff and I pedalled along what is perhaps the most controversial road in the world. The Trans-Amazonian Highway was built by the Brazilian military dictatorship in the early 1970s, to open up the southern Amazon basin for colonization and economic exploitation. In a grandiose economic experiment, the proposal was […]

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Scotland’s Falkirk Wheel celebrates Earth Hour in style

Willie Rennie: Ensuring our children live in a greener world

Protecting the environment by cutting emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face today. Decisions taken on the environment in national parliaments and at institutions like the UN will shape the future of our planet forever. Liberal Democrats have made clear that the environment must be at […]

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Forth Bridge lights before Earth Hour

Johann Lamont: Our actions now will define the next generation

If the flooding this winter has taught us anything, it’s that the power of our environment is all encompassing and its impact can overwhelm communities and devastate people’s lives. There can be little doubt that humanity has contributed to the change in our natural world in recent decades. Increased industrialisation and the sheer volume of […]

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