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Wind turbines at Lambrigg wind farm, owned by Npower, near Sedburgh, Cumbria, UK © Global Warming Images / WWF

Reversing nature’s decline is a wise investment – business as usual will be far more costly






Environmental and economic goals do not conflict and a healthy natural world is the foundation of a resilient, productive economy. Given recent extreme weather events in the UK and around the world, and the global scientific consensus that climate change will make such events more common, these words should by now be regarded by both […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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London cityscape - old and new © Getty Images Greener Budget

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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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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Decarbonising Britain debate






On Tuesday this week we convened a panel of industry leaders to debate the economic case for a low carbon UK economy. The event, titled ‘Decarbonising Britain’, saw representatives from major businesses Kingfisher plc, Aviva and DONG Energy discussing the economic argument for a low carbon UK with speakers from the Manufacturers Organisation for UK […]

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