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The Paris climate deal is a ‘major milestone’ to protect our future






The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented milestone – even if it is not perfect. For the first time, almost 200 countries have adopted a landmark deal on climate change action for all. Today we have seen international consensus that we must keep global temperature rise to well below 2°C and ideally 1.5°C. The UK’s world-leading […]

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How to improve your websites accessibility






Accessibility. Close your eyes and try typing it on your keyboard. Difficult isn’t it. Do you know how to spell it? How many C’s? How many S’s? Are we all seeing double here? Consider this. 2 million people in the UK may not even see it at all. Why? Because this is the number of […]

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The Wateraid Watert Stories exhibtion lit up at night © WaterAid/ Felix Swensson World Water Week

What role should business play in managing water risk?






Having been excited about the prospect of attending my first World Water Week in Stockholm for months, it didn’t disappoint! With the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Risk Report ranking ‘water crises’ as the number one risk to global sustainability, it was refreshing to hear leaders in the field be open about the challenges they […]

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Investing in a time of climate change






Opportunity. It’s a word that inspires. Rarely does one read about climate change though in this context. While we need to fully understand and appreciate the massive risks posed by climate change, this report also addresses the important opportunities afforded to forward-thinking investors. More than 10 years ago, we decided to decarbonise our WWF-UK investment […]

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Young boys fishing, Ganges, India © Michele Depraz / WWF-Canon

Public and private sector collaboration to advocate for sustainable water for all






2015 is set to be a crucial year for the future of the world’s freshwater sources. This September, the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) will be finalised and the outcome will determine how the world’s governments approach two of our most critical inter-related challenges: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and freshwater ecosystem conservation. Water – […]

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Ivory-Inferno-Gabon. Copyright: WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

Are we winning the battle?






I remember as a young child thinking how appalling it was that people would buy and sell wildlife into extinction. It seemed so senseless and unnecessary. I thought when I grew up I had to do something about it. It’s illegal and wrong, I reasoned, so it couldn’t be that complicated to fix could it? […]

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A screenshot of tiger cubs in the wild, taken from Whiska's latest TV ad campaign © Gary Van Wyk – The Ginkgo Agency Tigers

A brief encounter worth having






I have always been inspired by nature, and by the passion and dedication of people working to ensure that nature and wildlife can thrive. When I attended the Symposium: Towards Zero Poaching in Asia recently, I knew I was going to listen and learn from many inspiring individuals who were coming together to tackle a […]

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