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Natural capital stress testing – helping to build resilience in UK Plc






We’re seeing more and more evidence of the heavy price we pay when we damage the natural systems that sustain us. Businesses are increasingly responding to this changing reality, shifting to more resource efficient practices to reduce risks and tapping into new sustainable market opportunities. But many are also calling on governments to manage the […]

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London cityscape - old and new © Getty Images Greener Budget

A missed opportunity for the economy and the environment






“The long-term economic plan is working”, the Chancellor claimed today in delivering the 2015 Budget – and it did include at least some good news for those who care about a more sustainable, resilient economy. Funding to explore the feasibility of Swansea’s new tidal lagoon is a welcome move that suggests some recognition that clean […]

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The Houses of Parliament, viewed from the South Bank of the River Thames, London, UK © Global Warming Images / WWF / Ashley Cooper Greener Budget

Sustaining prosperity in a changing world






This year’s budget (18 March) will be one of the last big actions of the Coalition Government. Will the Chancellor take bold steps to enhance long-term economic security by safeguarding the environment and accelerating low-carbon innovation? Or will it be a damp pre-election squib? At WWF-UK, we hope it is the former. Last week we […]

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View of the Semliki River, Lake Edward and the Tshiabirimu Mountain Virunga campaign

Valuing Virunga – without oil






The world’s insatiable demand for oil is leading to exploration in places that were once considered ‘off-limits’ – some of the world’s most special, important and fragile places. Places like the Arctic, and indeed Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Virunga is a jewel in the crown of Africa’s natural heritage. […]

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