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On 10th December, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development‘s board of directors will decide on a new energy policy. Samantha Smith of WWF’s Global Climate & Energy Initiative examines why the Bank should stop funding coal power plants, and prevent locking countries into a 50 year dependence on a fuel that is fatal for… » read more

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Tough Love at COP19

By Jason Anderson, Head of European Climate and Energy Policy at WWF European Policy Office Today much of civil society, including environmental NGOs, social movements and labour unions walked out of the UNFCCC negotiations to protest the lack of urgency reflected in the talks. The action was not taken to say that the negotiations are… » read more

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By Jason Anderson, Head of European Climate and Energy Policy at WWF European Policy Office Say what you like about the government of Poland’s problematic approach to climate policy, but they sure can build a great national stadium. The COP venue is gorgeous and every time I see the sea of empty red and white… » read more

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By Sam Van den Plas, climate policy officer at WWF European Policy Office Today in Warsaw, the International Coal & Climate Summit organised by the World Coal Association started. While it might be no great surprise that the World Coal Association decided to organise this event to coincide with the UN climate change conference, we… » read more

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By Samantha Smith, Leader of the WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Early on Wednesday morning, the WWF team currently based in Warsaw for the UN’s annual climate conference huddled around a laptop to hear Rafael Senga, our colleague at WWF Philippines, provide a first-hand account of the profound damage caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan. He… » read more

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By Jason Anderson, Head of European Climate and Energy Policy at WWF European Policy Office Philippine climate negotiator Yeb Sano has inspired the Warsaw COP with his moving speech about Typhoon Haiyan and his commitment to fast until a meaningful response to climate change is in sight in the negotiations. Many people are fasting out… » read more

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By Samantha Smith, Leader of the WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative With raw emotion cracking his voice and tears welling in his eyes, Naderev Saño, the Philippines’ lead negotiator at the UN climate summit, took the microphone and urged the world to help his country protect itself from the devastation wrought by the latest… » read more

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