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A wind farm off the coast of North East Wales at dusk

Why we can’t lose Wales’ leadership on sustainable development






Following the Welsh elections, as the work of forming a new administration and Programme for Government gets underway, WWF-UK Ambassador and former Welsh Government Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing Dr Jane Davidson calls on the next Welsh Government to consider their legacy on sustainable development. Eliminating poverty, promoting prosperity, protecting the environment – there are […]

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Aweer woman weaving © WWF Kenya

Traditional knowledge is helping safeguard the future of Kenya’s threatened forests






I remember it like it was yesterday. Several years ago we were engaged in a meeting with the indigenous Aweer community discussing their rights in relation to natural resources. The Aweer, traditionally hunter-gatherers, live in Boni Dodori, a part of Kenya which is home to a rich array of wildlife. We’d been discussing at length why the […]

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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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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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Could a small nation teach the world something about tackling climate change?






Just a stone’s throw from Paris, a small country is taking a distinctive approach to tackling climate change. It’s taken six hours or so by train for me to travel to the climate talks from Cardiff, Wales. I’m here with colleagues from Stop Climate Chaos Cymru – a coalition of NGOs – to explain how […]

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Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks






I’m in Paris for the UN climate talks, which run from 30 November to 11 December. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it. DAY 0 (Saturday 28 November 2015) This weekend thousands of people will march throuh cities worldwide, including the UK, as part of […]

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Brad Schallert (WWF-US), Tim Johnson (AEF and ICSA delegation leader) and myself in front of ICAO HQ.

On flying, forests and phasing out fossil fuels






You probably know that there is a global deal on climate change in the offing in Paris next month. What you may not know is that there is another global climate deal in the offing in Montréal next year – focused on cutting carbon emissions from international flights. Globally, CO2 emissions from aviation are roughly […]

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