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14
December
2009

Negotiators deliver the framework, now ministers need to come up with the numbers

 

Negotiators at the UN climate summit have delivered a framework that can be developed to ensure a fair, ambitious and binding Copenhagen climate deal, WWF said yesterday.

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11
December
2009

Growing China industry helps clean energy boom

 

Clean energy technology is on track to become the third largest industrial sector globally with a rapidly increasing share taken up by China, predicted a WWF report released at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen today.

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09
December
2009

We're in Copenhagen to keep the pressure on

 

More than 50,000 people turned up in London and Glasgow to tell our leaders we want tough action on climate change.

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20
November
2009

A meeting in Copenhagen – what’s it all about

 

The key thing to understand about the upcoming UN climate summit in Copenhagen is how massively, vitally, fate-of-the-earth-decidingly important brackets are to the whole process. Yes, [brackets]. If you grasp the brackets thing, then everything else is pretty much irrelevant detail.

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09
December
2009

WWF welcomes US EPA finding on greenhouse gases

 

The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health and welfare, setting the stage for regulation of global warming pollution under the Clean Air Act.

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01
December
2009

Danish PM's stitch-up on Copenhagen unravels in Beijing

 

WWF has welcomed the very strong signal from leading emerging economies that the Copenhagen climate change conference is far too important to be stitched up in the usual way by the usual suspects in the developed world.

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17
November
2009

Data shows illegal ivory trade on rise

 

The illicit trade in ivory, which has been increasing in volume since 2004, moved sharply upward in 2009, according to the latest analysis of seizure data in the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS).

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