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COP23 and Budget 2017 keep up the momentum on electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) got a good showing in Philip Hammond’s Budget on Wednesday, with a new £400 million fund for charge points, an extra £100 million to make EVs cheaper to buy, and a further £40 million for EV innovation. There were also tax tweaks for workplace charging and diesel cars and a plan to […]

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Musings from Marrakech: Reflections on the COP22 climate negotiations

Compared to last year’s COP21 in Paris, the work that needed to be hammered out in Marrakech was never going to be the most glamorous, but as we again break global records for the hottest year on record, it is especially significant. And it delivered more of a roller-coaster course than expected. From celebrating the […]

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Cooling towers letting out steam and smoke at a coal-fired power station near Pontefract in Yorkshire, UK.

Brexit need not mean the end of the UK’s strong environmental rules says WWF legal adviser Debbie Tripley

The European Union has contributed a lot to environmental policies in the UK, such as the EU Birds and Habitats directives, which saw the rare bittern brought back from the brink of extinction in the UK, and which have protected a range of wildlife sites up and down our country and across Europe. Now that […]

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Keeping climate policy alive after Brexit

“Climate Change is not a risk that has been downgraded after the Referendum” Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Climate change is a political issue. It is such a big problem that we cannot tackle it without ambitious legislation from global governments to reduce our emissions. Of course, we encourage individuals […]

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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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Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (Days 12 & 13)

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 12 & 13 (Friday 11 December & Saturday 12 December 2015) The UN climate negotiations may have run over […]

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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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Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (Day 10)

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.   DAY 10 (Wednesday 9 December 2015) “We are unstoppable. Another world is possible.” This was the chant that rang out […]

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Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (Day 9)

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.   DAY 9 (Tuesday 8 December 2015) The day opened and closed with a coalition of civil society organistions, including WWF, […]

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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 […]

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