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Volunteers needed! Ensure ICAO’s global aviation climate measure works for people and planet

Right now, 191 countries are in the final throes of negotiating a global climate agreement for the aviation sector. It’s happening at the Assembly of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal. By far the majority of countries support the deal, which would require airlines to offset the industry’s growth in emissions from […]

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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 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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Monty mania and the impact of John Lewis’ Christmas ad

With the release of John Lewis’ latest Christmas ad, I wanted to find out how last year’s campaign is continuing to make a difference to penguins in the Antarctic. There’s no getting away from it – Christmas is here. And as is now tradition, we’re all talking about the latest blockbuster TV ad from John […]

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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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‘Water Stories’ from the Yangtze – with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz

Leonardo Da Vinci once said ‘water is the driving force of all nature’. But as our world becomes more populous and industrialised water quality is declining, threatening human health and species –since 1970, there has been a 76% decline in populations of freshwater species around the world. Mustafah Abdulaziz is an American documentary photographer based in […]

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Autumn woodland in Banchory, Scotland. Copyright Will Ashley-Cantello / WWF-UK

The global forest debate just changed… radically

The global forest debate might have just changed radically. Did you notice? Earlier this month, the final draft of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their associated declaration were agreed – although formal sign off will wait for heads of state and government in September. After the years of wrangling over concepts and words, […]

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Forests and climate change: what happened at Lima?

Two days later than expected, the twentieth annual UN climate change conference drew to a close in Lima last weekend. Emissions from forest loss and degradation are second only in size to the burning of fossil fuels. So what progress was made on forests and REDD+ in Lima? Firstly, let’s look at the negotiations Well… […]

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