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Delivering results

In a joint effort with WWF, HP committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 15 percent over the next four years at its operating facilities worldwide. As and environmental leader in the technology sector, HP has set measurable targets that will educate and inspire other industry leaders to take meaningful action to reduce their carbon footprint



As part of the agreement, HP will also work with WWF to improve the energy efficiency of its products and use their technology in… Continue

Added by World Wildlife Fund on June 6, 2008 at 2:58pm — No Comments

How businesses can impact climate change

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most significant of the greenhouse gases, accounting for over 80 percent of global warming pollution. Atmospheric levels of CO2 are now higher than at any time in the past 420,000 years. And the changes we are witnessing - and those that are predicted - are largely due to human behavior.



Around 97 percent of the CO2 emitted by western industrialized countries comes from burning coal, oil and gas for energy. We spew approximately 25 billion metric tons of… Continue

Added by World Wildlife Fund on June 6, 2008 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Climate - What we are doing

The WWF climate program is a team of dedicated experts working worldwide to examine the effects of climate change and develop, implement and advocate for solutions that protect people, places and wildlife. To date, WWF has led a variety of adaptation and resilience projects around the world, published a leading text on climate change adaptation, Buying Time: A Users Manual to Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in Natural Systems and created a climate adaptation training… Continue

Added by World Wildlife Fund on June 6, 2008 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Climate - Why it matters

Climate change is impossible to hide and ought to be impossible to ignore. The 10 hottest years on record have occurred since 1990. Arctic sea ice has declined to the lowest levels on record and studies suggest that two-thirds of the world’s polar bear population will be gone by 2050. But more than polar bears and ice caps are at risk—climate change endangers all life on our planet.



As average temperature increases, habitats, species and people are threatened by drought, changes in… Continue

Added by World Wildlife Fund on June 6, 2008 at 2:54pm — No Comments

WWF Statement on Senate Climate Bill

The Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act (S. 3036) today failed to garner a 60 vote supermajority necessary to advance the legislation in the U.S. Senate. However, the 48-36 vote in favor of proceeding marked a significant shift in political support for addressing climate change, said Dr. Richard Moss, vice president of climate change at World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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Added by World Wildlife Fund on June 6, 2008 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Climate Change Hitting Arctic Faster, Harder

Joe Pouliot

joe.pouliot@wwfus.org

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WASHINGTON – Climate change is having a greater and faster impact on the Arctic than previously thought, according to a new study by World Wildlife Fund (WWF).



The new report, Arctic Climate Impact Science – An Update Since ACIA, represents the most wide-ranging reviews of arctic climate impact science since the Arctic Climate Impact… Continue

Added by World Wildlife Fund on April 29, 2008 at 3:36pm — 1 Comment

Destruction of Sumatra forests driving global climate change and species extinction: WWF

Turning just one Sumatran province's forests and peat swamps into pulpwood and palm oil plantations is generating more annual greenhouse gas emissions than the Netherlands and rapidly driving the province's elephants into extinction, a new study by WWF and partners has found.



The study found that in central Sumatra's Riau Province nearly 10.5 million acres of tropical forests and peat swamp have been cleared in… Continue

Added by World Wildlife Fund on February 27, 2008 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a global event created to symbolize that each one of us, working together, can make a positive impact on climate change - no matter who we are or where we live. Building off the program that was piloted in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, the event will be replicated in over 12 cities worldwide in 2008.



Earth Hour is intended to bring together a diverse group of community, municipal, corporate and nongovernmental… Continue

Added by World Wildlife Fund on February 21, 2008 at 9:41am — 6 Comments

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