WWF launches a new global campaign and calls for major investment in clean and renewable energy

A form of renewable energy - a wind farm in northern Germany.

Gland, Switzerland / June 06, 2013 – With a global call to action urging governments and financial institutions worldwide to increase investment in renewable energy by at least US$40 billion over the next 12 months, WWF yesterday launched its new international campaign under the slogan Seize Your Power. “We are running out of time. We know that if we continue to rely on fossil fuels we will face a future of worsening air pollution and an increasingly inhospitable climate. It is now our collective responsibility to commit to the future…

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CO2 levels of 400 ppm demand shift to renewable energy

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May 05, 2013 – The need to shift to sustainable and clean energy sources will be reinforced when the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in human history in the next few days. Scientists from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, are set to announce that levels of atmospheric CO2 are reaching 400ppm now, marking a critical point on the pathway to dangerous levels of global warming. “The imperative to drive down these emissions has never been stronger”,…

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Governments focus on concrete solutions to build new global climate agreement and drive greater climate action

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Bonn / May 3, 2013 – The second session of the international negotiation to build a new global climate agreement and drive greater immediate climate action ended on Friday after a week in which governments focused on concrete solutions. “Countries discussed concrete solutions to speed up and scale up action. They discussed how to construct a transparent, measurable, verifiable agreement that gets the best out of all countries. And they are committed to sticking to their own timetable,” said Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on…

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Earth Day puts a Face on Climate Change

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Interactive Digital Mosaic Shown at Thousands of Events Worldwide as Over One Billion People Take Action to Protect the Environment WASHINGTON / April 22, 2013 – Today is Earth Day, and over one billion people in approximately 192 countries are taking action to protect the environment. From London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo, people everywhere are mobilizing their communities and helping depict The Face of Climate Change, the theme of Earth Day 2013. Earth Day Network, the organization that coordinates…

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The Inspiration Of One Hour Goes Beyond The Hour

MARCH 24 2013, SINGAPORE: Earth Hour has just concluded another record sweep around our planet from Samoa on one side of the International Date Line to the Cook Islands on the other, with hundreds of millions again uniting to send a clear message – we are determined to create a sustainable future for our planet. The event was observed in more than 7000 cities, towns and municipalities in more than 150 countries and territories, with many of the world’s best known human and natural landmarks going dark as the backdrop…

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Landmarks across the world go dark to celebrate major environmental outcomes for Earth Hour

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Singapore / March 20, 2013 – From the Sydney Opera House to Table Mountain, The Petronas Towers to The Brandenburg Gate, and The Tokyo Tower to The Empire State Building – a long list of the most recognisable icons across the globe will be participating in Earth Hour 2013 this Saturday March 23 at 8:30PM, as the world’s largest movement for the planet celebrates the environmental outcomes generated by its participants around the world. More than 150 countries and territories will be participating; Palestine, Tunisia, Galapagos, Suriname, French Guyana, St.…

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World Wildlife Fund names Vancouver 2013 Global Earth Hour capital

Vancouver selected as the Earth Hour Capital 2013. Image © City of Vancouver

March 19, 2013 – The City of Vancouver, Canada, was named Global Earth Hour Capital 2013 by the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC). The award was presented today at an awards ceremony in Malmo, Sweden. The Global Earth Hour Capital award is given to the city that takes serious action to combat climate change issues. Vancouver was unanimously selected by the EHCC jury as the winner city because of its innovative actions in creating sustainable, climate-friendly urban environment. Out of 66 participants, Vancouver beat 16 other…

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Earth Hour 2013 – Hour for our Planet

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The global movement to protect the planet, Earth Hour 2013, will take place on 23 March 2013, between 8.30PM and 9.30PM in your local time zone, for the seventh time since 2007. The campaign aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world. Earth Hour is a global movement uniting communities from across the world to celebrate people’s commitment to the planet by switching off lights for one designated hour. Towards the end of March every year, its participants voluntary show…

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“Climate Smart Strategies” Proposed for Spectacular U.S.-Canadian Landscape

WCS Canada Reports Safe Havens and Safe Passages Key to Conserving Wildlife in Southern Canadian Rockies Grizzly bear, wolverine, and bull trout among species ranked as “highly” vulnerable to climate change and road use TORONTO / March 7, 2013 – A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) creates a conservation strategy that will promote wildlife resiliency in the Southern Canadian Rockies to the future impacts of climate change and road use. The report’s “safe passages and safe havens” were informed in part by an assessment of…

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