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  By Jan Vandermosten     A quote from Goldman Sachs perfectly summarizes the structural decline in which the global coal market finds itself today: ‘just as a worker celebrating their 65th anniversary can settle into a more sedate lifestyle while they look back on past achievements, we argue that thermal coal has reached its… » read more

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  By Leia Achampong, Climate & Energy Assistant at WWF European Policy Office What’s #MyClimateAsk for COP21? It’s for governments to up-scale climate finance, and to recognise and affirm the need for inter and intra -generational equality. Mitigating climate change by transitioning to zero-carbon societies that rely on renewable energies, coupled with energy-efficiency initiatives, and… » 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 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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Financial institutions around the world are leading by bending investments in old-fashioned coal power in order to address climate change. Will the EBRD be next?   The last few months have seen an unprecedented wave of positive commitments from big public financial institutions to virtually end financing coal power. This includes the World Bank, the… » read more

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By Adam White, Climate and Energy Research Coordinator at WWF European Policy Office EU climate and energy policy makers are being bombarded by a new adversary. Seeing that their lobbying is not gaining sufficient ground, the CEOs of 10 of Europe’s biggest fossil fuel companies (Enel, Eni, E.On, Gas Natural fenosa, GasTerra, GDF Suez Iberdrola,… » read more

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