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  WWF-Denmark assessed the 16 largest pension funds in Denmark in a recent study: Responsible for our Future? Danish pension funds and the climate change challenge. This report shows that, although there is an increasing trend towards greener investments, Denmark’s largest 16 pension funds continue to invest significantly in fossil fuels. As UN Secretary General… » read more

  WWF-Denmark assessed the 16 largest pension funds in Denmark in a recent study: Responsible for our Future? Danish pension funds and the climate change challenge. This report shows that, although there is an increasing trend towards greener investments, Denmark’s largest 16 pension funds continue to invest significantly in fossil fuels. As UN Secretary General… » read more

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By Samantha Smith, Leader, WWF Global Climate and Energy Initiative In the next two weeks, leaders of developed countries can show they are serious about climate by ending their financing for coal mines and power plants abroad. Will they do it? Climate change is an immediate and long-term threat, but we can fight it with… » read more

Do’s and don’ts from the EU Emission Trading System By Sam Van den plas, Climate Policy Officer at WWF European Policy Office Over more than a decade, WWF has been strongly engaged to ensure that the European Union puts a proper price on carbon pollution. The market-based climate policy instrument covering about half of the… » read more

By WWF Greece On 11 March 2015 WWF Greece launched a new report demonstrating that there is no dilemma in choosing between the planned lignite plant Ptolemaida V and hybrid RES and pumped hydro energy storage systems (PHES). According to the economic and technical assessment performed in the report, the latter prove to be not […]

By Nina Jensen, Secretary General of WWF-Norway As the annual Arctic Frontiers meeting starts in Tromso Norway, much of the talk and media coverage will once again be centred on Arctic resources. This is usually code for oil and gas development in the Arctic, and the potential geopolitical conflict over the exploitation of these resources. This […]

By Jason Anderson, Head of European Climate and Energy Policy at WWF European Policy Office Yesterday Germany announced that it will continue its national commitment to achieve a cut of 40% in its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, despite EU policy that is insufficient to support that aim. It will put in place measures to […]

Irony with Goji Berries

By Jason Anderson, Head of European Climate and Energy Policy at WWF European Policy Office Earlier this year I got a blood clot while flying home from a climate meeting in Peru, demonstrating God’s firm approach to high carbon footprint activists. A month later I tore an Achilles tendon while running on vacation abroad, leading […]

By Jason Anderson, Head of EU Climate and Energy Policy, WWF European Policy Office A Cambridge Econometrics report released yesterday responds to the simple question: what would the economic implications be of meeting the UK’s carbon reduction goals to 2025 (the ‘fourth carbon budget’), compared to a scenario where they slow down their mitigation efforts? […]

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