WWF UK Blog government

Posts Tagged: government

Most Recent


Puffins on Welsh coast ©iStock

5 things the next Welsh Government should do for the environment






We’re heading to the polls to elect our Welsh Assembly Members – so what will the next Welsh Government need to do for our planet? Here are some of the things we think are most important… 1. Protect our seas The Welsh coast and seas are amazing. They’re home to a massive variety of habitats and […]

Read more
Future Technology © zsoolt

A low carbon energy system won’t build itself






If the UK is to meet its climate change targets at least cost, the Government’s stated intention, then the power sector must be largely decarbonised by 2030. The Energy Bill had its Second Reading in Parliament last week. This again put the spotlight on Government support for the renewable sector, given the battle between the […]

Read more
Beef cattle in Grindleton in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, UK © WWF-UK Guest blog

Calling on policy makers to step up to the plate






Changing the way we eat is key to preventing dangerous climate change, and better policies are needed to drive the transition towards healthier, sustainable diets. With the launch of the Eating Better Alliance’s policy recommendations we call on governments to take urgent action on the meat in our diets, for the sake of our health and […]

Read more
David Nussbaum © Press Association cop21

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 […]

Read more
Areal shot of the Amazon © Andre Bartschi - WWF-Canon cop21

Local leadership in the Amazon at the Paris Climate Conference






At the start of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) Prince Charles was among the many voices calling for increased action to safeguard the world’s forests, pointing out that “There is no Plan B to tackle climate change without them.” This blog is about one state in the Amazon showing local level leadership on forests. […]

Read more
climate change

Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (DAYS 7&8)






  I’m in Paris for the UN climate talks, which run from 30 November to 11 December 2015. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it.   DAYS 7&8 (Sunday 6 December & Monday 7 December 2015) We’re now in the final week. Politicians now take […]

Read more
Houses of Parliament © Treye Rice / Flickr climate change

What does George Osborne’s Spending Review mean for the environment?






Following yesterday’s Comprehensive Spending Review announcement by the Chancellor George Osborne, we now know the shape and scale of Government spending up to 2020 – the year of the next UK General Election.  We knew from the rhetoric in advance, from the Conservative General Election manifesto, and from the pressure on Cabinet Ministers to come […]

Read more
A tale of two foxes, Manitoba, Canada © Don Gutoski

The impact of climate change on species






To survive, plants, animals and birds confronted with climate change have two options: move or adapt.  With the speed of climate change we are experiencing already, it’s often not possible for a species to adapt quickly enough to keep up with its changing environment.  And with the amount of habitat destruction, dam building, roads and […]

Read more