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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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Politicians: What will you do for the environment?

So the starting-gun has finally been fired. The shadow-boxing has been going on for weeks, if not months, but, with the dissolution of Parliament, we are now in the final short campaign. This is the period when candidates are hunkered down in their constituencies, pushing and contending for every vote, while party leaders criss-cross the […]

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Why Whitehall must change to meet tomorrow’s environmental challenges

Ever wondered how big policy decisions are made in government?  Decisions like infrastructure investments, healthcare delivery, house building – and dare I say it,  how best to protect the environment. It basically works like this: the policies of a new government are set out in the party manifesto or coalition agreement. Civil servants translate this […]

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The Houses of Parliament, viewed from the South Bank of the River Thames, London, UK © Global Warming Images / WWF / Ashley Cooper Greener Budget

Sustaining prosperity in a changing world

This year’s budget (18 March) will be one of the last big actions of the Coalition Government. Will the Chancellor take bold steps to enhance long-term economic security by safeguarding the environment and accelerating low-carbon innovation? Or will it be a damp pre-election squib? At WWF-UK, we hope it is the former. Last week we […]

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Areial view of Suncor upgrader plant North of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada © Jiri Rezak / WWF-UK

BP out of touch on climate and clean energy technology

Yesterday BP published its 2035 Outlook for Energy, the company’s view of what the future of energy might look like. Once upon a time, oil companies liked to portray themselves as being at the cutting edge of science and technology. Today BP did the opposite, downplaying the seriousness of climate change, and dismissing fast-advancing clean […]

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Why this Valentine’s Day we must all show the love

Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors, tells us that whilst Paris is synonymous with Valentine’s Day, this year he’s thinking about the city in an entirely different context. Here’s why… Steve Waygood In amongst the froth and roses and marriage proposals, the Climate Coalition is asking everyone to ‘show the love’ for […]

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Tracking penguins in the ‘Land of the Adélies’

WWF is supporting polar scientists working with the French Antarctic Programme (IPEV/CNRS) who are monitoring Adélie penguins at Dumont D’Urville Station in Terre Adélie, East Antarctica. I blogged about this vital work in the ‘Land of the Adélies’ previously. The aim is to identify ‘biological hotspots’ in the Southern Ocean which are important feeding grounds […]

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