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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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Viable long-term economic plan needs a natural capital “Stress test”






Nature is fundamental to human life, underpinning our well-being, and our economies. It provides the food, energy and materials that are vital to economic prosperity and development, and provides other ‘ecosystem services’ such as flood protection, pollination of our crops, and clean air and water that are crucial for the living standards we enjoy today. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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. […]

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