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Make the government machine go green

WWF-UK has set out how the next government could put powerful voices for sustainability at the heart of the Whitehall machine, driving long-term action on species and habitat loss, pollution and climate change.

Murray (left) and Sears in Chitwan National Park, Nepal (MG_8319) © Akash Shrestha  WWF-Nepal

Andy Murray pays tribute to fiancée as Murray and Sears start work in Nepal

Andy Murray has paid tribute to his fiancée by naming the companion of his sponsored sniffer dog in her honour.

Cover photo from the WWF-UK report A Greener Budget

Green opportunities missed with Budget 2015

David Nussbaum, CEO of WWF-UK today said that “opportunity knocked but the Chancellor only partially opened the door to greener, smarter growth” in response to George Osborne’s budget speech.  

Joan Walley MP welcomes guests at WWF's forest reception

Forest reception tackles timber trade and deforestation

Almost 200 people filled the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons yesterday for a forest-themed reception as part of WWF’s Forest Campaign. The reception, held on the second anniversary of the EU Timber Regulation coming into force, highlighted the importance of preventing the UK’s trade in timber and wood-based products from contributing to global deforestation.

All political parties must give a lead on the environment

WWF-UK has called on all political parties to take a strong leadership role in ensuring that the environment is a key consideration in policy making.

 FSC certified logs at Pallisco logging company, East province, Cameroon. Pallisco is FSC certified and is a member of WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network.

Treasury gets gold star for timber procurement whilst Education must try harder.

A report by WWF has found that the Treasury is the best performing department for implementing the government’s timber procurement policy designed to help the government avoid purchasing illegally or unsustainably logged timber. The Department for Education was bottom of the class whilst Defra was in the middle of the 21 central government departments who are meant to follow the mandatory guidelines, despite being home to the unit designed to assist Whitehall in managing responsible procurement. WWF’s report follows the government’s own Greening Government report indicating the government’s performance overall on timber procurement has been in decline.

Cover photo from the WWF-UK report A Greener Budget

Improve the Budget to safeguard the UK’s economic future, says WWF-UK

A smarter approach to the UK's annual Budget, that takes account of the value of the natural environment and responds to global threats and opportunities from natural resource scarcity and climate change, would promote greater resilience and generate substantial benefits to the UK economy and businesses, WWF-UK claims today.

Lewis strips down to his speedos to protect the crown jewels of the Southern Ocean

UN Patron of the Seas and WWF-UK Ambassador Lewis Pugh is currently limbering up to take on his greatest challenge yet, by being the first person to ever swim in five of the most southern-most waters in the world with no insulation or layers beyond his speedos. 

India's tigers come roaring back according to new report

India’s tiger population has significantly increased according to the 2014-15 India tiger estimation report released yesterday.

Blog Awards 2015 shortlisted logo © UK Blog Awards

WWF-UK blog site scoops finalist spot at digital awards

WWF-UK has been named as one of ten organisation finalists for the UK Blog
Awards for their informative and educational blog.

UN climate talks fail to deliver progress - WWF comment

Scotland and others must now deliver on their climate change commitments

HRH The Prince of Wales, Steve Backshall and Deborah Meaden at WWF’s Forest Business Forum at the Royal Society, ahead of discussions with major UK businesses on how to move the global demand for timber onto a sustainable footing and reduce the impact of deforestation on the world’s forests.

Naturalist and Dragon join Prince Charles in tackling forest destruction

Steve Backshall and Deborah Meaden have joined His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in calling on business to help protect the world’s forests from deforestation.

Lima talks to test political will for global climate deal

UN climate talks opening in Lima on 1 December will be pivotal for the political will needed to craft a new global climate deal. Governments are expected to agree on the outline of an agreement to be approved in Paris in 2015.

Man with a recycle sign under his jacket as if he's a super hero

Help us find the UK’s green Hidden Heroes!

Do you know someone who cares passionately about the future of our planet and who is working hard for a greener, more sustainable future? Or think that might be you? Then let us know!

Polar ice from space

Global wildlife populations halve in 40 years

Global wildlife populations have halved in just 40 years, according to the tenth edition of WWF's Living Planet Report 2014. Released today, the biennial report also highlights the urgent need for solutions to be found to humanity’s increasing demand on the world’s natural resources.

Juruena National Park

Juruena National Park – Safe for now

Planned dams in Brazil's fourth largest national park omitted from 10 year energy plan.

Supporters marching for climate change

Thousands take to the streets for the world’s biggest climate march!

Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the world’s biggest climate demonstration yesterday to put pressure on world leaders ahead of Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit.

Amazon rate of deforestation increased by 29% between 2012-2013

5,891 square kilometres were lost during July 2012 and August 2013. Pará and Mato Grosso states lead forest loss.

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