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Dear Norway: please end coal investments

Big things happen when big money moves. Six global organizations have launched a worldwide petition, calling on the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund to end its investments in coal. Samantha Smith, Leader of WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative, lives in Norway and hopes to see signatures from both Norwegians and people around the world. […]

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Sustainable energy access: from policy to the people

Clean, affordable and reliable energy access is one of the most important requisites for decent livelihoods, next to water and food. Unfortunately, our current energy system excludes a major portion of world’s population from this fundamental right. In several poor energy-importing countries, the high costs of fossil fuels now eat up more than 10% of […]

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China’s solar ambition: how the country is pushing for fossil-free

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) recently released its annual plan of solar installation for 2015, encouragingly aiming for 17.8 GW. If it reaches its goal, it would be able to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 2.9 million US households – all through clean, renewable energy. This ambitious move is also not easy […]

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Was 2014 the year CO2 emissions peaked?

Somehow, somewhere, have climate politics worked? That was the question raised by a recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which said that harmful CO2 emissions from the energy sector in 2014 had “stalled” (i.e. remained at the same level as 2013), largely because of the halt in emissions growth thanks to changing patterns […]

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Aiming too low: the EU submits its climate pledge

The world is waiting to see what action governments will take on climate change – and the EU has just revealed its proposed plans. In terms of the UN climate negotiation process (led by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – UNFCCC), its 196 member countries have to submit their plans for reducing emissions […]

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Switzerland: 1st in climate targets submission speed – and in ambition?

Last December, at the UN Climate Conference in Lima, countries were invited to submit their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) by the end of March 2015. These “INDCs” will basically contain countries’ proposed contributions to actions to combat climate change after 2020 and will give us a sense of where we stand in the fight […]

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Norway’s capital cleans up: Oslo divests from coal

Norway’s capital city of Oslo has divested US$7 million from its pension fund investments in coal power. The directive comes from the conservative party (Høyre), whose city Finance Commissioner, Eirik Lae Solberg, said the following about the move: “We are pulling out of coal companies because coal power is one of the most environmentally harmful […]

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Your money matters for the planet. Own it.

If you have a bank account, savings, a retirement savings plan, insurance, or a pension plan, you have a remarkable amount of power to change the world. A new video by WWF shows you how: When we put our money into accounts, banks use those funds to make investments. Those investments can be in coal, […]

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