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On Friday, Amber Rudd MP, gave her first major speech as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change during a meeting hosted by Aviva. I am always encouraged when I hear a minister speaking with conviction about the need for international action on climate change- this Rudd clearly has in spades. She is not

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Thousands joined WWF-UK on Wednesday 17 June in Westminster to speak up for the love of climate action © WWF-UK gallery

Climate change: Speak up for what you love

On Wednesday 17 June, nine thousand people came together in Westminster, and spoke with over 300 MPs asking them to take action on climate change. It was pretty amazing: it is not every day that you see nuns, rowers, scuba divers, MPs, anglers bee keepers and a lot of people who are really passionate about climate

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Size of Wales

‘Clean Energy Villages’ in Kenya - helping protect forests and tackle poverty

How do you cook your food? How do you light your home? Imagine 95% of the people in a village next to a forest depending on firewood for cooking and that most of this cooking is done using inefficient stoves Now imagine they depend on that forest as the main source of firewood since many

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Gentoo penguin,Port Lockroy, Antarctica. Copyright: Pete Bucktrout, Norman Cobley, British Antarctic Survey

My 3 letters from the Penguin Post Office

Did you see the BBC2 Natural World documentary ‘Penguin Post Office’? It was a penguin extravaganza set at one of the UK’s most remote outposts. Port Lockroy, Goudier Island is located just off the Antarctic Peninsula. The historic British base was built in 1944, during a secret wartime mission called Operation Tabarin. It operated as

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Clean energy, green jobs - a barrage of questions for Wales

This week the debate is really heating up around harnessing the enormous power of the Severn Estuary and the even bigger issues of clean energy and the green economy. Let’s start by looking at where we are with Severn tidal power. Today I’ll be representing WWF at a meeting in London between environmental groups and

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The Walney Offshore Windfarm project, located 15km off Barrow in Furness in Cumbria, UK, and owned and constructed by Dong Energy. When finished it will have 102 3.6 MW turbines, giving a total capacity of 367.2 MW, enough to power 320,000 homes © Global Warming Images / WWF / Ashley Cooper

Energy policy is not a poker game

On Friday, Amber Rudd MP, gave her first major speech as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change during a meeting hosted by Aviva. I am always encouraged when I hear a minister speaking with conviction about the need for international action on climate change- this Rudd clearly has in spades. She is not […]

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Bicycles, croissants, and the Welsh campaign for a fair climate deal

Later this year, world leaders will gather for a major climate change conference in Paris. It’s an important moment for people and wildlife as they discuss how to reduce emissions and avoid dangerous global temperature rises. Wales will have to play its part in cutting emissions, so WWF Cymru has been working with other members of […]

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A thermal image of a house © National Geographic Stock/Tyrone Turner/WWF

Our Common Future under Climate Change

Most impressive things at the recent climate science conference in Paris was the breadth of scientific knowledge covered.  I met biologists, physicists, climatologists, economists, oceanographers, psychologists and more.  In all, around 2,000 scientists from 100 countries were discussing the latest research on every aspect climate change.  I have picked just a few of the talks I attended: […]

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Thousands joined WWF-UK on Wednesday 17 June in Westminster to speak up for the love of climate action © WWF-UK gallery

Climate change: Speak up for what you love

On Wednesday 17 June, nine thousand people came together in Westminster, and spoke with over 300 MPs asking them to take action on climate change. It was pretty amazing: it is not every day that you see nuns, rowers, scuba divers, MPs, anglers bee keepers and a lot of people who are really passionate about climate […]

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For the love of Wales – let’s speak up about climate change

From the wildlife in the seas around Wales to threatened species around the world, climate change is the single biggest threat to the things we love.  From farmers to divers, we’re all affected. Of course it’s a huge problem. But here’s the thing. There is still time to turn things around – if we act now. […]

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And the winners are…?

When we first entered the UK Blog Awards last year, we had no idea how people would receive us in terms of how they’d vote. Would we make it through the public vote to reach the finals? How much competition would there be? Would we win anything at all? All perfectly normal questions for any […]

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200 days to Paris climate negotiations

There are 200 days before the UN climate negotiations start in Paris. These talks will set out the path that countries will take towards decarbonising their economies and avoiding the worst effects of climate change. If all goes well, by Christmas, we will have a clear internationally agreed plan on how each country will reduce […]

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