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How we're tackling climate change

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Our five decades of environmental experience, our work with governments, communities and businesses, and our unique global reach mean we’re in a strong position to take a lead on tackling climate change.

We’re taking action in a number of ways.

Getting a global climate deal

Climate change is a global problem – that’s why we need international agreement on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve forests and help poorer countries adapt to the impacts of a changing climate. We’re also pressing major economies such as China, India, Brazil, South Africa, the US and the EU to take ambitious action at home.

Discover more about how we're working towards a global climate deal.


Renewable energy

We have a vision for a 100% renewable future by 2050. We’re working to ensure a transition to an efficient energy system focused on clean renewable energy sources such as wind, wave and solar power. 

Find out more about renewable energy.


Low-carbon transport

Transport is another big greenhouse gas emitter. We’re focusing particularly on aviation, which is one of the fastest-growing sources of emissions in the UK. We’ve been helping companies to reduce business flights through the One in Five Challenge. And we’re working to secure a global agreement to tackle emissions and from this sector. 

Discover more about low carbon transport


Preserving forests

 Reducing emissions from burning fossil fuels is just one part of the picture. Another vital step is to stop rampant deforestation, especially of the world’s tropical rainforests, which accounts for up to 20% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. We’re working with local communities to protect forests from the large-scale expansion of cash-crop monocultures such as soy or oil palm.

Find out more about our work in forests


Ching-He Huang, the face of Chinese cooking on British TV, is calling on food lovers to switch off the lights for WWF’s Earth Hour at 8.30pm on 31 March 2012 and enjoy a candlelit meal that’s good for people and the planet.

Changing how we live

We’re promoting positive changes in the way we all live, to help us live within the capacity of our one, small planet. It’s more than just switching to low-energy light bulbs, although that’s a positive first step – it’s about pushing forward new technologies, climate-smart legislation and greener lifestyles.

With continued help from our generous supporters, we’re pushing ahead on all these urgent fronts right now.

How you can help tackle climate change