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13 November 2017

Commenting on the first global carbon dioxide rise in four years, Dr Stephen Cornelius, WWF’s Chief Adviser on Climate Change commented:

“This increase in global carbon dioxide emissions is deeply worrying for our planet after three years of no growth. However this increase is not universal with emissions continuing to decline in some countries and regions. Nevertheless, if we are to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius we need to speed up the transition to a low-carbon economy across the world. To do this we need to stop burning fossil fuels for power generation and move to renewables, and make the switch from dirty, polluting petrol and diesel cars to electric vehicles. If we do not limit the temperature rise then the climate change impacts on our nature and wildlife will be catastrophic.”