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Wales is slipping behind on climate change action – can this government close the ambition gap?






As we launch a new animation all about climate change and why the Welsh Government needs to act urgently and decisively to tackle it, my colleague Jessica McQuade, who is WWF Cymru’s Policy and Advocacy Officer, asks if the new Government can close what she calls the ‘ambition gap’ on climate action. Over the past […]

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Volunteers needed! Ensure ICAO’s global aviation climate measure works for people and planet






Right now, 191 countries are in the final throes of negotiating a global climate agreement for the aviation sector. It’s happening at the Assembly of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal. By far the majority of countries support the deal, which would require airlines to offset the industry’s growth in emissions from […]

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How porpoises can benefit from quieter wind farm construction – New Report






I’m pleased to tell you about a new WWF report released today which shows how reducing the underwater noise that offshore wind farm construction produces could help harbour porpoises thrive in the North Sea (it’ll make great reading with the weekend papers). Securing the maximum possible deployment of renewable energy at minimal cost to biodiversity is a key priority for […]

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Could BEIS be the vehicle the low carbon economy has been waiting for?






Climate change took centre stage in the controversy surrounding the formation of Theresa May’s government this July. One day into her premiership, it was announced that DECC would be merged with BIS, to form BEIS. Politicians and campaigners were quick to point out that, in the acronym acrobatics of the new Prime Minister’s departmental restructure, […]

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An almost dried up farmer's watering hole on a farm near Shepper climate change

The A to Z of Climate Change






Climate change can be a complicated and confusing topic.  For many people it seems abstract and irrelevant to their lives, but with so many species, habitats and people being impacted it’s becoming ever more important to engage with. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of International Literacy Day, I’m sharing my A-Z of climate change, covering […]

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Construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Teles Pires river, Brazil. © Zig Koch/WWF-Brazil Brazil

What does a new Brazilian government mean for the environment?






The world’s eyes turn to Brazil this August as it hosts the Olympics. Its been a challenging few months for the country, with concerns over the zika virus, and the impeachment process of the country’s President Dilma Rouseff. In this blog I explore what the country’s new government might mean for the environment. Brazil is […]

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Keeping climate policy alive after Brexit






“Climate Change is not a risk that has been downgraded after the Referendum” Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Climate change is a political issue. It is such a big problem that we cannot tackle it without ambitious legislation from global governments to reduce our emissions. Of course, we encourage individuals […]

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