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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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Change starts at home: WWF’s Living Planet Centre






This week is World Green Building Week, a chance to showcase sustainable buildings in action. We at WWF have been lucky enough to inhabit our own green building, the Living Planet Centre (LPC), since October 2013. But what does our own green home tell us, and why do we need more buildings like it? The WWF […]

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SuperHomes – turning inspiration into action






At first glance, it might seem challenging to give an old Victorian home an energy make-over. SuperHome owner Ruth Shepherd shows how it can be done. Ruth’s Story In 2013 Ruth Shepherd decided to make some changes to her Manchester home. After a visit to SuperHome owner Eric Fewster’s house, Ruth decided to combine an […]

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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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Can David Cameron’s government offer hope for the environment?






The election of the first Conservative majority administration for a generation opened a new chapter for UK environmental policy. Would David Cameron, who once asked Britain to ‘Vote Blue, Go Green’, provide strong leadership on green issues, or would his Government retreat to a depressing grey zone, with green priorities consigned to the distant margins? […]

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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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A missed opportunity for the economy and the environment






“The long-term economic plan is working”, the Chancellor claimed today in delivering the 2015 Budget – and it did include at least some good news for those who care about a more sustainable, resilient economy. Funding to explore the feasibility of Swansea’s new tidal lagoon is a welcome move that suggests some recognition that clean […]

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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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