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Future development depends on fixing climate change

© WWF / Simon Rawles Yesterday marked the end of long and complex negotiation on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. World leaders signed off on 17 global goals that aim to 17 Sustainable Development Goals which aim to eliminate poverty; create food, energy and water security; protect biodiversity; build green cities; and tackle climate […]

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Building the climate bridge: why we need action now, not later

By Jaco du Toit The UN Climate Convention (UNFCCC) is all about building bridges: Bridges between countries with very different circumstances, responsibilities and abilities; between our current fossil fuel intensive economies and future low carbon ones; between the proposed level of action to combat climate change and the steps that science tells us are really […]

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Beyond coal: Turkey’s clean energy alternatives

Turkey’s energy future is not yet cast in coal. That is according to Turkey’s Changing Power Markets, an analysis conducted by research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), funded by the European Climate Foundation and commissioned by WWF-Turkey. The study was commissioned after the Turkish government revealed that its energy strategy up to 2030 would […]

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The strength of fossil fuel divestment: let’s set things straight

By Andrea Marandino Since its launch three years ago, the divestment movement has surpassed the $50 billion mark, with over 800 global investors committing to divest their holdings in fossil fuels over the next five years. Signatories encompass a broad diversity of sectors and regions, from cities and universities to health care organisations and large […]

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The true cost of China’s coal dependence

By Gao Hui China is at the forefront of the global energy movement. It is the world’s largest investor in renewable energy, and it has one of the most ambitious renewable energy targets, but it is still dependent on coal. Coal forms the backbone of development in China and it is also the chief culprit […]

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