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The Ganges is one of the world’s iconic rivers, and its home to over 650 million people, making it the most populous river basin in the world. But it’s not just people who rely on this mighty river, it’s also home to a number of incredible species including Ganges river dolphins, gharials (a specialist fish-eating

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Cacao tree (Theobroma) in a plantation. Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. I Love Amazon Week

Ten products and ingredients that come from the Amazon.

The Amazon is much more than simply a beautiful, far-off tropical rainforest. It’s also a source of everyday items we rely on. Do you recognise these familiar products and ingredients? Chocolate Did you know that your favourite chocolate originates from the cacao plant? This grows wild in Central and South America and cultivating it can

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Wind Power, Sea, Wind Turbine, Fuel and Power Generation, Industry

Upcoming trends for business and environment in 2018

2017 gave us plenty to talk about in the world of sustainable business. We expect 2018 to be no different, as increasing numbers of people, companies and governments wake up to the need for a green economy. Here are our predictions for the most important trends for business and the environment this year. Renewable energy

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Electric power cord recharging an electric automobile. electric vehicles

Charge up your electric car knowledge: Your questions about the ban on petrol-diesel cars answered

The UK government’s announcement to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040 sparked a lot of questions. So we’ve set out to explain why electric vehicles (EVs) are better for the environment, how they work, and how more of them on the road might affect you. What difference would replacing all cars with electric cars

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10 reasons why you should visit our panda-tastic Experience

Saturday 25 January 2014 was a pretty significant day for WWF-UK. Having moved into our fantastic Living Planet Centre back in October 2013, we finally marked the public opening of the WWF Experience! Let me take a few steps back to explain. The idea of the Living Planet Centre was born when long standing supporter

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A thermal image of a house © Isaac Lane Koval 2009 climate change

Five years on: what progress is Scotland making on climate change?

Recently I attended an event at the Scottish Parliament where the UK Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) presented their most recent progress report of delivery under the Scottish Climate Change Act. Five years ago I would have been in the same building – and possibly the same room – my memory fails me, urging our

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Wind turbine at a wind farm, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

Fourth Carbon Budget Review

Today, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) publishes a report on the Fourth Carbon Budget. The report will kick of a review of the Budget which is expected to see political infighting within the coalition government. Background: Under the Climate Change Act 2008, the UK is legally committed to reducing its emissions of greenhouse gases

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The Leather Buyers Platform: a collaborative approach to protecting the Ganges

The Ganges is one of the world’s iconic rivers, and its home to over 650 million people, making it the most populous river basin in the world. But it’s not just people who rely on this mighty river, it’s also home to a number of incredible species including Ganges river dolphins, gharials (a specialist fish-eating […]

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Agreement reached between Southern Water & the Environment Agency paves the way for better water resources planning

April 21 is World Fish Migration Day, the perfect opportunity to celebrate a recent agreement which will help protect rare chalk streams, home to trout and migratory fish such as salmon. These rivers, when in pristine condition, are beautiful, unique habitats. Their crystal clear waters have been filtered through chalk aquifers. Their clean gravel beds […]

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Sunset over Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania. World Heritage Site

Putting banks on the hot seat: accountability in World Heritage protection

What’s the connection between the banks that we trust with our money and potentially destructive activity such as oil and gas exploration in the World’s most precious places, UNESCO World Heritage sites? Taking oil and gas as an example, companies approach banks for finance in order to carry out exploration or exploitation projects. Sadly, if […]

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World Economic Forum Global Risks 2018 Survey

Five key environmental takeaways from Davos

The World Economic Forum (WEF) took place this week in Davos, Switzerland, the annual event bringing politicians and business leaders together. This year, the theme was ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’, which saw discussions around free trade, human rights, technology, and the environment. It included discussions around a number of key environmental […]

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Wind Power, Sea, Wind Turbine, Fuel and Power Generation, Industry

Upcoming trends for business and environment in 2018

2017 gave us plenty to talk about in the world of sustainable business. We expect 2018 to be no different, as increasing numbers of people, companies and governments wake up to the need for a green economy. Here are our predictions for the most important trends for business and the environment this year. Renewable energy […]

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Collection of freshly picked vegetables. South Africa © Martin Harvey / WWF water stewardship

Taking water stewardship to the next level: the Courtauld Commitment 2025

2017 saw great progress being made in corporate water stewardship, with a growing number of companies making public commitments to tackle water risk across their supply chains. But what can we hope for in 2018 to speed up progress and see significant action at scale? Collective action and governance are core to water stewardship, but […]

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