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New threats faced by six icons of nature

“Immediate threats facing six icons of nature” Six icons of the natural world. One grave threat. Fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas pose a threat to some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and the animals and people that call them home. Fossil fuels – our old-fashioned energy sources – are proven to pollute […]

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climate savers

First Chinese Company Joins WWF’s Climate Savers Programme

BAODING Jan. 29, 2013 – WWF today announced that Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Yingli), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of solar panels, has become the first Chinese company, and the first photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer, to join WWF’s Climate Savers programme. Yingli is also the first Chinese company to set a company-wide renewable […]

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fossil fuels

WWF supports IEA conclusion: two thirds of fossil fuel reserves must be left underground

Gland, Switzerland – Two thirds of all proven fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if the world is serious about avoiding dangerous climate change, according to the International Energy Agency in its World Energy Outlook 2012 report released today. “The IEA’s conclusion reflects sound science. CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels are destabilizing […]

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WWF welcomes announcement of the Green Climate Fund HQ

Cape Town, South Africa – WWF welcomes the announcement today by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) board to locate its headquarters in Songdo, Incheon City, South Korea. The GCF was established in terms of the United National Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to assist the developing countries fund work to mitigate and adapt […]

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WWF Statement on US/China climate change pledge

Gland, Switzerland – WWF issued the following statement from Samantha Smith, leader of the WWF’s Global Climate & Energy Initiative on the pledge announced yesterday by U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs: “WWF welcomes the recent pledge by U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese […]

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carbon emissions

South Africa displays global leadership in tackling carbon emissions and climate change

WWF International’s Global Climate & Energy Initiative (GCEI) has today welcomed the announcement this week of a package of measures aimed at reducing South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions. South Africa ranks 10th among the world’s largest carbon emitters and the announcement to implement  a carbon tax in January 2015 by South African Finance Minister Pravin […]

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solar power

Solar PV power in harmony with nature – new report says land requirements are insignificant

Abu Dhabi, UAE  –  A new report released on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit here today, shows that even if all electricity is to be generated through renewable energy (RE) sources, and with solar photovoltaics (PV) alone,  it would  take up only an insignificant amount of total land area, contrary to common […]

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climate change

Obama plan calls for renewable transition

Gland, Switzerland – Today, US President Barack Obama delivered a plan of action on climate change in a speech that called for citizens, business and local governments to move away from fossil fuels and invest in a renewable future. Samantha Smith, Leader of WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative, says President Obama’s plan won’t reduce […]

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WWF: UNPRECEDENTED RATE OF CHANGE IN CLIMATE DEMANDS ACTION

Stockholm, Sweden – Climate change is happening faster, more intensely and, in many cases, at an unprecedented rate of change, according to the Fifth Assessment Working Group 1 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This demands action. “There are few surprises in this report but the increase in the confidence around many observations […]

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