Tag Archive for 'WWF'

Crucial role of energy productivity in electricity generation capacity

October 23rd, 2015 by Richard Lord

Trevor Hutchings, Director of Advocacy at the WWF-UK, and formerly leading the low carbon economy programme at the UK government’s Department of Energy & Climate Change, had the last word at the B4E Climate Summit conference in London in September 2015 by making a clarion call to conference delegates to promote the need and opportunity for […]

WWF-UK and Food Ethics Council report on valuing the meat we eat

February 14th, 2013 by WWF

The WWF-UK and the Food Ethics Council have published a report that examines whether reducing meat consumption, and instead placing greater value on the meat we consume, could potentially be beneficial for people’s health, the environment, and for producers and consumers. High meat consumption is associated with a number of factors related to important challenges […]

WWF report on EU achieving 100% renewable energy supply by 2050

February 14th, 2013 by WWF

The WWF has produced the report ‘Putting the EU on Track for 100% Renewable Energy‘, which shows where Europe needs to be by 2030 in order to reach a fully renewable energy system by 2050. It is comes just as the European Commission is beginning to consider post-2020 climate and energy plans. By 2030, the […]

Investment in wind energy good for the economy

December 4th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industries, has welcomed a report highlighting the economic benefits of wind energy. The study, by Cambridge Econometrics for WWF and Greenpeace, shows that UK GDP will be £20 billion higher (0.8%) in 2030 if investment is focuses on offshore wind rather than gas. […]

Biggest barrier to tackling climate change threat is collective and individual failure of political will

November 25th, 2012 by WWF

Governments are falling far short of their commitment to keep global average temperature rise below the accepted 2°C goal, putting the world on the brink of climate catastrophe. The UN Environment Program’s Emissions Gap Report 2012 identifies a huge gap between current pledges to cut polluting greenhouse gas emissions for 2020 and the benchmark of […]

Webinar on Selling Sustainability? In search of the retail business case for sustainable diets

July 3rd, 2012 by 2degrees

The 2degrees webinar, Selling Sustainability? In search of the retail business case for sustainable diets, occurs on Tuesday 17 July 2012 at 3.15 pm (British Summer Time) and 10.15 am (Eastern Daylight Time). The webinar builds on the WWF/ Brook Lyndhurst report ‘Selling Sustainability? In search of the retail business case for sustainable diets‘. It […]

Threats to the Ocean of Life and what must be done to restore it

May 28th, 2012 by Allen Lane

In Ocean of Life we get a panoramic tour beneath the seas: Why do currents circulate the way do? Where exactly do they go? How has the chemistry of the oceans changed? How polluted are we making them? Above all, Professor Roberts reveals the richness of their life, and how it has altered over the […]

Consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions reporting

April 18th, 2012 by WWF

WWF has said that reporting of consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions should sit alongside, but certainly not replace, the existing approach to measuring emissions. Dr Keith Allott, head of climate change at WWF-UK, commenting on the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s report on Consumption-based emissions reporting said that the UK has “a huge responsibility to show […]

Earth Hour 2012 is from 8.30 to 9.30 pm on Saturday 31 March

March 8th, 2012 by WWF

From Times Square to the Sydney Opera House, Brunei to Lithuania, the tallest building on the planet to an Inuit igloo, the world will once again celebrate the largest voluntary action for the environment as the lights switch off for Earth Hour, on 31 March 2012. Earth Hour has grown from a one-city initiative in […]

EU’s inclusion of aviation in the ETS helps address one of the fastest-growing sources of carbon pollution

February 28th, 2012 by WWF

From 1 January 2012, the EU has included aviation in its emissions trading scheme (ETS), which will result in small fees for airlines using European airports.  The new law holds airlines accountable for their emissions associated with their commercial flights into or out of EU airports. Countries opposed to the inclusion of foreign airlines in […]