10 April 2015, WWF PR: Norway wastes another opportunity for financial leadership
The recommendation announced today by Norway that its sovereign wealth fund - the world's largest - should not divest from coal fails expectations and could drive investments in fossil fuels rather than renewables.
10 April 2015, WWF PR: Japan's proposed GHG emissions targets 'concerning'
Statement by Samantha Smith, Leader of WWF's Global Climate and Energy Initiative, reacting to media reports indicating Japan's planned emissions reduction targets.
31 March 2015, WWF PR: WWF reacts to Russia's climate plan
WWF International issued the following statement in reaction to the submission of the Russian climate plan to the UN today.
31 March 2015, WWF PR: WWF reacts to the USA's climate plan
WWF International issued the following statement in reaction to the submission of the US climate plan to the UN today.
30 March 2015, WWF PR: Inclusion of adaption in Mexico's climate commitment, sets the pace - WWF
Last Friday, Mexico became the first developing country to formally submit its post 2020 climate change plans to the UN.
19 March 2015, WWF PR: Record ice low could quicken Arctic thaw
Arctic sea ice shrank to the lowest winter extent ever recorded, according to an announcement by the US-based National Snow and Ice Data Center.
13 February 2015, WWF PR: Good progress in Geneva, but hard work still ahead
While an extraordinary mood prevailed at the UN climate negotiations in Geneva this week, the hard work is yet to begin.
12 February 2015, WWF PR: New report brings pre-2020 actions into sharp focus
As UN climate negotiators in Geneva focus on emissions reductions in the pre-2020 period, a new WWF report outlines the immediate mitigation measures that can be taken in 10 countries.
5 February 2015, WWF PR: UN climate talks require business unusual
Negotiators meeting at an upcoming round of climate talks need to adopt a business unusual approach in order to deliver the draft of a new global climate deal.
23 January 2015, WWF PR: Five outstanding Chinese technologies appointed as 2015 WWF Climate Solver winners
Five Chinese companies with innovative technologies were today announced as the winners of WWF-China's third annual Climate Solver Award.
20 January 2015, WWF PR: Norway to allow risky Arctic drilling
Norway's government is defying its own scientific advisory bodies and allowing oild drilling in the Barents Sea, north of Norway.
14 December 2014, WWF PR: UN climate talks fail to deliver progress despite hottest year on record
WWF issued the following statement from Samantha Smith, Leader of WWF's Global Climate and Energy Initiative at the close of the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru.
14 December 2014, WWF PR: More work needed, but positive steps for REDD+ as UN climate meeting concludes
While negotiators took a pass on finalizing the remaining elements of an international mechanism to reduce emissions from tropical deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) – the second largest source of emissions that cause climate change – at the recently concluded UN climate change meeting in Lima, there were a number positive advances during the conference.
12 December 2014, WWF PR: Last day in Lima - mixed bag of good, bad and good enough
WWF today issued the following statement from Tasneem Essop, WWF's Head of Delegation, about the latest state of play at the UN climate talks in Lima.
11 December 2014, WWF PR: Colombia, Guyana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico share forest data for establishing reference emission levels
Earlier this week at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting, Guyana, Indonesia, Malaysia and Mexico submitted forest reference emission levels for technical assessment in the context of results-based payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) to the UNFCCC.
11 December 2014, WWF PR: WWF responds to statements by Kerry at COP 20
WWF today responded to the statement made by US Secretary of State John Kerry at COP 20 in Lima, Peru.
10 December 2014, WWF PR: Forest countries call for international collaboration to achieve emissions reductions
14 countries announced the "Lima Challenge" at the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru.
9 December 2014, WWF PR: Latin America a hotspot for renewable energy development
Success stories from seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean prove that the region is positioned to lead the sustainable energy revolution, according to a WWF report presented alongside UN climate talks in Lima, Peru.
8 December 2014, WWF PR: COICA and WWF present concept and implementation of Amazon Indigenous REDD+
COICA (the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations in the Amazon), WWF (through its Living Amazon Initiative and Amazon and German national offices) and the German government (through the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety - BMUB) will announce the launch a new initiative, ‘Including Key Elements of Amazon Indigenous REDD+ in Regional and National Climate Change Strategies’.
8 December 2014, WWF PR: WWF statement on draft negotiating text released today in Lima
WWF today released the following statement from Tasneem Essop, WWF's Head of Delegation to the UNFCCC, on the latest draft negotiating text released today at the UN climate talks in Lima.
7 December 2014, WWF PR: REDD+ progress stalls at UN climate change meeting
Negotiators took a pass on finalizing the two pending elements of an international mechanism to reduce emissions from tropical deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) – the second largest source of emissions that cause climate change – at the UN climate change meeting in Lima.
6 December 2014, WWF PR: WWF mid-session review of progress at COP 20
WWF issued the following statement by Tasneem Essop, WWF's Head of Delegation to the UNFCCC on the state of the UN climate talks in Peru.
5 December 2014, WWF PR: WWF responds to the release of UNEP's Adaptation Gap report
WWF issued the following statements in reaction to the UNEP's Adaptation Gap report.
3 December 2014, WWF PR: Germany's climate action program builds on thin ice
The German governmnent today laid out its action program for climate protection with which it wants to fill the gap to its 40% greenhouse gas emissions reduction target up to 2020.
3 December 2014, WWF PR: UNFCCC Observers insist on rules for climate finance
Observers at UN Climate talks in Lima have called for strong and clear rules relating to climate finance.
1 December 2014, WWF PR: WWF calls on delegates at global climate meeting to ‘guarantee inclusion of forest sector in new climate regime’
Thousands of delegates and observers to the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change today begin negotiations needed for a global climate agreement next year at COP21 in Paris. WWF is calling on negotiators to finalize the remaining key elements of an international mechanism to reduce emissions from tropical deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) and to guarantee the inclusion of the forest sector in the new climate regime in 2015.
24 November 2014, WWF PR: Lima 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.
20 November 2014, WWF PR: New Green Climate Fund pledges increases political momentum for new global climate agreement
The additional US$1.8 billion pledged by countries to the Green Climate Fund adds to the growing political momentum for a new climate agreement to be concluded in Paris 2015.
19 November 2014, WWF PR: WWF responds to the release of UNEP Emissions Gap report 2014.
The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) released its annual Emissions Gap report. Samantha Smith, leader of WWF's Global Climate and Energy Initiative, responds.
16 November 2014, WWF PR: Brisbane G20 becomes 'defacto' climate change summit
Despite Australia's refusal to put climate change on the official agenda, it has been the defining issue of the Brisbane G20, WWF said.
12 November 2014, WWF PR: IEA's forecast on energy politics puts world at high risk of runaway global warming
Unless global energy politics change substantially and quickly, the world will remain at high risk of global warming of at least 3.6 degrees Celsius, according to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) World Energy Outlook Report 2014.
12 November 2014, WWF PR: China, US send powerful signal to global climate talks
Today's announcement by the world's two biggest carbon emitters -- China and the US -- of new emissions reduction targets sends a powerful political signal: there will be global action on climate change and a global UN climate agreement in 2015.
2 November 2014, WWF PR: No more debate on climate science, over to leaders
(Gland, Switzerland) - Today in Copenhagen, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the final volume of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The report represents seven years of work by more than a thousand scientists globally from 160 countries.
27 October 2014, WWF PR: IPCC report casts halo over UN climate negotiations
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change opens the meeting in Copenhagen to approve the final elements of the landmark Fifth Assessment Report, focus is turning to the effect the report will have on decisions and actions in the near future.
25 October 2014, WWF PR: UN Climate negotiations - 5 weeks to Lima
Now, it's time for climate action, says WWF.
24 October 2014, WWF PR: EU leaders out of touch with climate reality
Europe's new climate and energy targets for the period 2020-2030 show a leadership out of touch with climate reality, said WWF's Global Climate and Energy initiative leader Samantha Smith.
23 September 2014, WWF PR: World to governments - it's your turn to act on climate change
WWF head of delegation, Samantha Smith, issued the following statement about the UN Climate Summit.
23 September 2014, WWF PR: Response to UN Climate Summit agreements.
In response to several announcements at the UN's Climate Summit, WWF released the following statements.
17 September 2014, PR - UN Summit to Put Climate Change Apathy
Against the backdrop of the largest ever public demonstration on climate change, WWF is calling on governments and business leaders at next week's UN Climate Summit in New York City to deliver clear commitments towards a future powered entirely by renewable energy.
Israel, Finland and the U.S. provide the best conditions today for clean technology start-up creation according to the second edition of the Global Cleantech Innovation Index, released today by Cleantech Group and WWF.
The nation’s largest companies are leaving Washington gridlock on climate change behind and rapidly embracing renewable energy sourcing and greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts, according to a new report from Calvert Investments, Ceres, David Gardiner & Associates, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Today, WWF called on developed countries to clean up their act for good by immediately and publicly committing to end all forms of export credit support for coal.
Actions are already being taken by a number of countries to reduce harmful emissions, and some of this positive momentum is filtering into the UN climate negotiations.
Australia is lagging behind six key trading partners when it comes to action on climate change, according to a new report from Vivid Economics, released today (Friday) by WWF-Australia.
On behalf of the constituencies representing business and industry, research groups, indigenous peoples organizations, environmental groups, women and gender, trade unions, local government and municipal authorities, farmers and youth, we would like to express our concern regarding the policy on cost recovery announced in the Secretariat's information note dated June 4.
Mehr als 100 Demonstrant/inn/en versammelten sich heute in Bonn vor einem Hotel in dem Umweltminister/innen an UNO Klimawandelverhandlungen teilnehmen.
More than 100 people held a demonstration in Bonn today, outside the hotel where the Ministers of Environment were meeting at the UN climate negotiations.
Finland is the latest country to announce significant climate change legislation in the past month, following the US, China, and Mexico, adding impetus to the global climate change momentum building ahead of the new global climate deal in 2015.
3 June 2014, Developing countries lead on enabling R.E. growth
The number of developing countries with policies in place to support the expansion of renewable energy has grown more than six-fold increase in just eight years, according to a report from the Renewable Energy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) released today.
3 June 2014, Investments may make or break climate change
A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report, released today, says that the current trend of energy investments falls well short of the amount needed to avoid dangerous global warming, and policies in place are insufficient to give guidance to investors to reduce their carbon exposure.
2 June 2014, U.S. gets serious about climate change
A move by US President Barack Obama to reduce emissions from US-based power plants is the strongest signal yet that the United States is getting serious about combatting climate change.
Corporate executives of major fossil fuel companies could face personal liability for funding climate denialism and opposing policies to fight climate change, say NGOs.
Norway opposition parties tabled a proposal Tuesday to evaluate how the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund could invest directly in renewable energy. This follows the Prime Minister’s party passing a parallel resolution at its national convention three weeks ago.
21 May 2014, Green Light for Climate Fund
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has been given the green light to start work, after its Board adopted a set of key decisions this week, paving the way for it to be open for business by next year.
19 May 2014, WWF: Mexico sets the pace with ambitious RE targets
Mexico's plans to increase its renewable energy supply from 15% to 25% of total energy supply by 2018, sets the pace globally for a much needed increased ambition towards the UN climate negotiations in Lima, Peru later this year, according to WWF.
Today, WWF Greece and WWF Germany met with the KfW Bank Group, in order to hand over the petition signed by 15,000 citizens calling the development bank to refrain from financing a new coal plant by PPC: “Ptolemaida V” in Northern Greece.
WWF backs a call in a major UN scientific report released today that the world should more than triple investments in sustainable, safe low-carbon energy sources as the main measure to mitigate climate change.
The world must shift from its current dependency on a dirty fossil fuel energy system to clean, sustainable renewable energy if the world is to have a chance of combating rampant climate change.
The increase inrenewable energy's share of world electricity generationis positive, but lags behind the level needed to tackle dangerous climate change, said WWFin reaction to a report published today on global energy investment.
31 March 2014, Earth is in deep trouble says IPCC report
A UN climate impact report, released today, gives the clearest and most comprehensive evidence yet that the earth we call home is in deep trouble. It reinforces the sobering view that climate change is real, it’s happening now and it’s affecting the lives and the livelihoods of people as well as the sensitive ecosystems that sustain life.
26 March 2014, Climate change hits Japan’s natural icons
Two of Japan’s most famous natural icons - the cherry trees and its ancient beech forests, are under threat from climate change. Left unattended, beech forests, which are thousands of years old, are unlikely to survive beyond the end of this century, and cherry trees no longer flower in spring.
Washington, D.C. – By embracing conservation measures and renewable energy, China can transition to an 80 percent renewable electric power system by 2050 at far less cost than continuing to rely on coal, according to a new report from WWF-US.
(Oslo, Norway) – For the past two months a proposal has been on the table in Norway to make a historic move the country’s sovereign wealth fund to divest from coal. In a last-minute move, a split in parliament has resulted – instead – in a full review of the fund’s investments in coal, oil and gas.
28 February 2014, WWF: Norway Missing Easy Win On Coal
(Oslo, Norway) - Today the Government of Norway announced it would be launching an expert commi ttee to do a year-long review on the carbon exposure of the country's Gove rnment Pension F und Global, commonly known as the oil fund. This comes as a response to the opposition party's proposal to end coal invest ments. While the review offers a broader scope than the original proposal, it now delays clear action on coal.
(Gland, Switzerland) – The growing demand for renewable energy could put pressure on the supply of critical materials required in the production of renewable energy infrastructure, says WWF in new report released today.
Just a tenth of the total carborn emmission related to LEGO® products originates from processes taking place at LEGO factories during production of LEGO bricks and sets. The LEGO Group is now expanding the dialogue with suppliers to reduce the total impact of the environment.
MEXICO CITY - Some of the world's most iconic global corporations announced commitments to combat climate change today at the Climate Savers Power of Power Business Summit in Mexico City, hosted by WWF. The commitments include operations and supply chain emmissions reductions and targets for renewable energy.
12 November 2013, WWF backs IEA call to change global energy system
Responding to the publication of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook today (12 November) , WWF said that the report and the opening of the UN climate talks in Poland had been overshadowed Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Stockholm, Sweden - After 25 years of IPCC reports, the inconvenient truth is confirmed: climate change is real; it's happening at an alarming rate, and human-activities, mainly the burning of fossil fuels, are causing it.
8 October 2013, WWF Climate Solver programme launched in South Africa
Gland, Switzerland – WWF-South Africa has become the fourth country in the world to launch the Climate Solver programme. Climate Solver is a programme aimed at supporting climate innovat ion by entrepreneurs. Innovation is typically a new way of doing something while increasing the value for a customer. WWF believes that this customer value must include radically reduced carbon emissions, energy access and compatibility with a transition to a renewable energy future as described in WWFs Energy Report.
Mexico City, Mexico – According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Working Group 1 report released last week, climate change is happening faster and more intensely and, in many cases, at an unprecedented rate, caused by human activities, mainly the burning of fossil fuels.
Gland, Switzerland – Humanity is waking up to the damage that fossil fuels inflict on our planet and scientific evidence again reiterates the scale of the problem and the urgency of taking action, says WWF.