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Clean Growth Strategy: the devil’s in the lack of detail

I’ve been head of climate and energy at WWF-UK since late November 2016. We talked about the Government’s ‘emissions reduction plan’ in my interview for the job; it was late, even then.  It was, at that time, expected before Christmas.  Then ‘early in the new year’, then ‘in the first quarter’ – which could have […]

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Scotland moves up a gear to tackle climate change

It has seemed like relentless bad news over the past month as the world struggles to cope with the very real impacts of a changing climate. Lives and livelihoods have been destroyed by flooding in South Asia; Hurricane Harvey battered America’s petrochemical heartland in Texas; and Hurricane Irma destroyed 90% of Barbuda’s buildings, caused devastation […]

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Electric vehicles – which country is leading the charge?

Barely two months into his presidency, French president Emmanuel Macron continues to throw down the gauntlet on tackling climate change. Having banned new oil and gas exploration, his government has now set 2050 as the year by which France will be carbon neutral.  This is genuine ambition, announced as 19 world leaders lined up against […]

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How the US and the world are already defying Trump on Paris

So, despite the efforts of world leaders, despite the case made by his own Secretary of State (a former fossil fuel company boss), his Defence Secretary and, we understand, his own daughter, and despite pleas from US businesses, Donald Trump is withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement. The fightback, however, is already on… Stepping […]

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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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