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Call on Welsh Ministers to change law as Overshoot Day falls even earlier

15 August 2014

It’s taken just eight months for humanity to use the resources that nature provides in a year, according to a global think-tank.
Read Call on Welsh Ministers to change law as Overshoot Day falls even earlier

Protect the Antarctic sea that claimed Shackleton’s Endurance says WWF

07 August 2014

The Weddell Sea, a pristine Antarctic wilderness and the final resting place of the British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance, should be protected as a Marine Protected Area (MPA) and a legacy for future generations, says WWF.
Read Protect the Antarctic sea that claimed Shackleton’s Endurance says WWF

Truck loaded with illegal timber

EU countries failing to halt illegal timber trade - UK doing its share but more to do.

06 August 2014

Over half of EU countries have failed to take action to curb firms importing illegally sourced timber, says WWF. New evidence suggests that new regulations, coupled with a lack of enforcement by governments, are allowing large quantities of illegal timber to continue entering the EU marketplace.
Read EU countries failing to halt illegal timber trade - UK doing its share but more to do.

Iolo Williams A Bright Future Future Generations Bill Wales

A bright future – in a snapshot!

05 August 2014

How does ‘living in harmony with our planet’ look to you?

Today (6 August), WWF Cymru is at the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli to launch a new photography project.
Following the success of ‘Welsh Wish – Dymuniad Cymru’ as part of Earth Hour, the aim of the next part of the campaign is to show what a brighter future looks like.
 
Read A bright future – in a snapshot!

Comment on new onshore licensing round

28 July 2014

Commenting on the opening of a new onshore licensing round for oil and gas exploration in the UK [1], WWF warned that the threat of climate change means that most fossil fuels need to be left in the ground. Read Comment on new onshore licensing round

Capacity market decision green lights dirty coal use for another generation

23 July 2014

Commenting on the news announced today that the EU Commission has granted state aid clearance for the UK to establish a capacity market, WWF said that the market as currently designed does not represent value for money for consumers and poses a threat to the decarbonisation of the UK power sector. Read Capacity market decision green lights dirty coal use for another generation

Climate efforts undermined by EU’s coal addiction, new report reveals

22 July 2014

[Brussels, Belgium] CO2 emissions from coal power plants in the EU are undermining climate efforts, reveals the “Europe’s Dirty 30” report, released today by CAN Europe, WWF, the European Environmental Bureau, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and Climate Alliance Germany [1]. Read Climate efforts undermined by EU’s coal addiction, new report reveals

WWF Cymru : Welsh ministers face questions after UK commits to action on climate change

22 July 2014

Responding to the UK Government’s announcement today that it will adopt the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change on the Fourth Carbon Budget, WWF Cymru praised Ministers in London for making the right decision for Wales’ energy security, its economy, its consumers and the environment. Read WWF Cymru : Welsh ministers face questions after UK commits to action on climate change

Government risks creating loopholes for landlords on energy efficiency

22 July 2014

Commenting on the proposals announced today by the Government on minimum energy efficiency standards for privately rented homes, WWF warned that loopholes risked offering a blanket exemption from the plans to a significant number of landlords. Read Government risks creating loopholes for landlords on energy efficiency

WWF welcomes clarity over Fourth Carbon Budget

21 July 2014

Responding to the news that the Government’s will adopt the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change on the Fourth Carbon Budget, WWF-UK praised Ministers for making the right decision for the UK’s long-term energy security, its economy, its consumers and the environment. Read WWF welcomes clarity over Fourth Carbon Budget

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