Search results for: wwf

4139 results

A list of search results

  • 10 August 2015

    WWF-Canada, part of WWF (World Wildlife Fund) conservation group, has opposed the approval of Corexit 9500A as an oil spill-treating agent. According to WWF-Canada, the dispersant used heavily during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, is highly toxic and overall ineffective at shielding shorelines, seabirds and marine mammals from oil spill damage. WWF-Canada recently sent […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment

    WWF backs a call in a major UN scientific report that the world should more than triple investments in sustainable, safe low-carbon energy sources as the main measure to mitigate climate change. The report, agreed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says that the world should triple or quadruple investments in clean energy […]

  • 12 April 2016

    World Wildlife Fund Canada, the environment conservation organization, has taken legal action challenging validity of some Shell’s offshore exploration permits in Canada. WWF-Canada is aiming to have Shell’s Lancaster Sound oil and gas exploration permits declared expired. The conservation group claims that the permits issued more than four decades ago, are now expired “and therefore invalid.” […]

  • 29 April 2015

    World’s oceans are worth at least USD 24 trillion, but numerous threats are driving this economic powerhouse towards collapse, according to an international NGO World Wildlife Fund. The valuation is contained in a new WWF report: ‘Reviving the Ocean Economy: The case for action – 2015,’ which ranks the oceans as the seventh largest economy in the world if […]

  • 30 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    DNV has entered into a formal cooperation agreement with wildlife conservation organisation WWF Norway. This agreement has a strategic and innovative focus, in which four areas that are important to both parties are key: sustainable shipping, a low-carbon society, the Arctic and assurance and sustainability standards. The cooperation agreement means that WWF (World Wide Fund […]

  • 24 January 2014
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    WWF said that it is disappointed by the weak European Commission outline of EU 2030 climate and energy policies. By suggesting a greenhouse gas emissions target out of line with climate science, as well as a low renewable energy target which places no legal requirements on member states, the Commission appears to be putting the […]

  • 3 June 2015

    A study commissioned by WWF-Canada on marine fuel alternatives for use in the Canadian Arctic has found that the risks of using heavy fuel oil for shipping operations could be greatly reduced by switching to liquefied natural gas.

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia yesterday welcomed Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s comprehensive and ground-breaking policy package to tackle the decline of the Great Barrier Reef. In particular, WWF said the new commitments to protect the Fitzroy Delta near Rockhampton and to prevent the dumping of dredge spoil on the fragile Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point, were a positive […]

  • 24 January 2014
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    WWF said that it is disappointed by the weak European Commission outline of EU 2030 climate and energy policies. By suggesting a greenhouse gas emissions target out of line with climate science, as well as a low renewable energy target which places no legal requirements on member states, the Commission appears to be putting the […]

  • 9 February 2015

    The dumping of waste from port expansions within Australia’s Great Barrier Reef could cause severe damage and have ”devastating impacts” to this World Heritage-listed environmental system, according to the new report commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) titled ”The Great Barrier Reef Under Threat.” In order to prevent unacceptable new stress on this already-vulnerable ecosystem, WWF is […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment

    WWF backs a call in a major UN scientific report that the world should more than triple investments in sustainable, safe low-carbon energy sources as the main measure to mitigate climate change. The report, agreed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says that the world should triple or quadruple investments in clean energy […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Storage, Technology

    EUR 11.4 billion could be saved if the EU switches its plans from new-build gas infrastructure to renewable energy, the report from consultants Artelys and Climact, backed by WWF and others, shows. The report, titled A Perspective on Infrastructure and Energy Security In the Transition, finds that the existing pan-European infrastructure can manage wide-ranging demand levels and potential supply disruptions. Adding […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia) is raising concern about the reclamation area and zoning for ‘Hotel & Resorts’ in Tanjung Aru Beach as shown in the Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK) Local Plan 2020. The zoned area under ‘Hotels & Resorts’ as shown in the draft DBKK Local Plan for the Tanjung Aru beach area covers three areas […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Environment

    The announcement today that five Nordic countries will stand with the US in ending public finance for new coal-fired power plants overseas, except in rare circumstances, is significant and builds on the growing movement away from coal, the most polluting energy source, says WWF. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have joined the US in […]

  • 3 June 2015

    A study commissioned by WWF-Canada on marine fuel alternatives for use in the Canadian Arctic has found that the risks of using heavy fuel oil for shipping operations could be greatly reduced by switching to liquefied natural gas.

  • 15 February 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The European Commission is due to publish its ‘winter package’ of Energy Union proposals tomorrow, which are likely to show that Europe is counting on gas imports to improve its energy security, despite the fact that domestic renewable energy and energy efficiency are the most effective ways of doing so, according to World Wildlife Fund’s European […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Expert advice provided to WWF-Australia has raised alarming concerns about the plan to dump dredge spoil on the Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point. These include that the ponds may be too small to hold the dredge spoil, that sediment flowing to Reef waters has been seriously underestimated, and that acid sulphate impacts have not […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    The European Commission has confirmed that it is taking infringement action against the UK authorities, because they failed to protect native harbour porpoises in connection with the development of the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm, Wales Online reports. Specifically, allowing the construction of wind turbines in Outer Bristol Channel would violate the rules of European […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    The European Commission has confirmed that it is taking infringement action against the UK authorities, because they failed to protect native harbour porpoises in connection with the development of the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm, Wales Online reports. Specifically, allowing the construction of wind turbines in Outer Bristol Channel would violate the rules of European […]

  • 15 June 2016

    Scottish Renewables and WWF Scotland have responded to news that Global Energy Group and Siemens have signed a contract securing the use of Nigg Energy Park for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm project. Lindsay Roberts, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “The contract signed today will help breathe new life into this Highland port. “Scotland’s […]

  • 12 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The cruise ship MV Crystal Serenity, owned by the US-based Crystal Cruises, is scheduled to set sail from Seward, Alaska to New York on a 32 day, 1,500 km journey through the Northwest Passage via Canada and Greenland on August 16. Crystal Serenity, which will carry more than 1000 passengers and 650 crew, will be accompanied by UK’s ice-strengthened […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Canada, represented by Ecojustice lawyers, is taking legal action against oil major Shell in what it describes as an effort “to quash Arctic oil and gas exploration permits that continue to obstruct conservation efforts in Lancaster Sound, Nunavut.” The lawsuit argues that Shell Canada’s permits for offshore oil and gas exploration in Lancaster Sound – […]