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The steps needed to deliver a low-carbon country

The Scottish Budget offers a clear and tangible test of how the Scottish Government plans to secure the benefits of a low carbon economy. We can ask, does the budget match the Governments climate action plan, does it commit to a low carbon economy and does it attempt to mitigate the impact of changes to […]

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Open letter to the Scottish Cabinet Sub-Committee on Climate Change

Dear members of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Climate Change, Having recently attended the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, I wanted to write to you as you prepare for your first meeting of 2015. While the end result of the talks was disappointing, with a huge amount of unfinished business, there was also a clear […]

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The irrigation channel coming from Jajmau sewage and effluent treatment plant © Conor Linstead / WWF-UK Indian Rivers Week

A tale of two cities: water woes….but reasons for hope

WWF-UK’s Freshwater Specialist, Conor Linstead tells his account of the water issues being faced and solutions being taken by us in Kanpur and Lahore from his recent visit to India. The idea that businesses are at growing risk from water problems, and not just having an impact on water, is a relatively new idea but […]

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Forests and climate change: what happened at Lima?

Two days later than expected, the twentieth annual UN climate change conference drew to a close in Lima last weekend. Emissions from forest loss and degradation are second only in size to the burning of fossil fuels. So what progress was made on forests and REDD+ in Lima? Firstly, let’s look at the negotiations Well… […]

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Postcards from Peru: A diary from the UN climate talks (Days 6 and 7)

I’m in Lima for the UN climate talks which run 1-12 December. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it DAYS 6-7 (Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December 2014) Despite a week of meetings, and working through the whole of Saturday, the reality is that negotiations […]

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Postcards from Peru: A diary from the UN climate talks (Days 4 and 5)

I’m in Lima for the UN climate talks which run 1-12 December. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it DAYS 4-5 (Thursday 4 and Friday 5 December 2014) This morning we woke to the news that Super Typhoon Hagupit is bearing down the people of […]

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Postcards from Peru: A diary from the UN climate talks (Day 3)

I’m in Lima for the UN climate talks which run 1-12 December. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it DAY 3 (Wednesday 3 December 2014) After two days of pleasantries and a focus on process instead of substance, the temperature was well and truly cranked […]

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Postcards from Peru: A diary from the UN climate talks (Days 1 and 2)

I’m in Lima for the UN climate talks which run 1-12 December. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it. DAYS 1-2 (Monday 1 & Tuesday 2 December 2014) Despite being located in the grounds of an army base, known locally as Pentagonito (or ‘Little Pentagon’ […]

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Areal shot of the Amazon © Andre Bartschi - WWF-Canon

Brazilian election drama to continue to a second round

Last weekend I was very eager to power up my computer to find out the result of the Brazilian elections which had taken place on Sunday.  It was no surprise to learn that the incumbent, Dilma Rousseff of the Brazilian Working Party (PT) had failed to secure enough votes to win outright and consequently the […]

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