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Inside a tannery in India © James Lovick/Tinderflint water stewardship

The Leather Buyers Platform: a collaborative approach to protecting the Ganges

The Ganges is one of the world’s iconic rivers, and its home to over 650 million people, making it the most populous river basin in the world. But it’s not just people who rely on this mighty river, it’s also home to a number of incredible species including Ganges river dolphins, gharials (a specialist fish-eating […]

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World Economic Forum Global Risks 2018 Survey

Five key environmental takeaways from Davos

The World Economic Forum (WEF) took place this week in Davos, Switzerland, the annual event bringing politicians and business leaders together. This year, the theme was ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’, which saw discussions around free trade, human rights, technology, and the environment. It included discussions around a number of key environmental […]

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Wind Power, Sea, Wind Turbine, Fuel and Power Generation, Industry

Upcoming trends for business and environment in 2018

2017 gave us plenty to talk about in the world of sustainable business. We expect 2018 to be no different, as increasing numbers of people, companies and governments wake up to the need for a green economy. Here are our predictions for the most important trends for business and the environment this year. Renewable energy […]

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The UK is joint bottom of the EV targets league table electric cars

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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Clean Growth Strategy front page climate change

Clean Growth Strategy: the devil’s in the lack of detail

I’ve been head of climate and energy at WWF-UK since late November 2016. We talked about the Government’s ‘emissions reduction plan’ in my interview for the job; it was late, even then.  It was, at that time, expected before Christmas.  Then ‘early in the new year’, then ‘in the first quarter’ – which could have […]

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Five reasons why your business will be tackling water issues by 2020

People, economies and nature – they all depend on water. But by 2025, UNESCO predicts that water demands for two-thirds of the world’s population will exceed the available supply. In a world of increasingly severe water scarcity and pollution, it’s essential we improve how we manage freshwater resources right now. Businesses of every kind and […]

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Traditional boat, Ganges river, Kahalgoan, Bihar, India, 2001 © naturepl.com / Neil Lucas / WWF

What links the iconic River Ganges to the shoes on your feet?

If the shoes on your feet, the bridle on your horse or the wallet in your pocket comes from India, there’s a good chance it was produced in a tannery along the Ganges River. The problem is that these tannery clusters are causing an issue; they’re polluting the Ganges with heavy metals, process chemicals and […]

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Heatmap of a city climate change

Why our homes shouldn’t cost the earth

One in every four pounds spent on heating is wasted by inefficient homes. We could cut the waste and our carbon emissions by fitting insulation. So why isn’t the Government doing more to encourage this simple way to tackle climate change? Energy is a precious resource. We go to extreme lengths to get the gas […]

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