Marrakech Talks Key Step to Trigger Paris Agreement Chain Reaction

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“Over the coming years, we expect to see the trends of falling costs for renewables and scaled action by all actors – private sector, cities, investors, and by governments all over the world – continue to accelerate the inevitable shift to low carbon, climate-resilient development.”- Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

MARRAKECH, Morocco- In response to the close of COP22, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, leader of WWF International’s Climate & Energy Practice, issued the following statement:

“The UN climate talks continue to be filled with twists and turns, but they have delivered what they needed to this week – putting substance behind the promise of the Paris Agreement so it can be fully implemented. The Marrakech work has not been the most glamorous, but it’s a key step in the chain reaction needed to roll out the agreement.

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WWF Living Planet 2016 Report 50% Drop in Population

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WWF’s Living Planet Report is produced every two years and is a comprehensive study of trends in global biodiversity and the overall health of our planet.

By providing an overview of the state of the natural world, human impacts and potential solutions, it aims to support governments, communities, businesses and organizations to make informed decisions on using and protecting the planet’s resources.

Key findings in the Living Planet Report 2016 show that from 1970 to 2012, there was a 58 per cent overall decline in vertebrate population sizes – In other words, the population abundance of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have, on average, dropped by more than half in little more than 40 years.

This is an average annual decline of 2 per cent – and there is no sign yet that this rate will decrease. If this downward trend persists, species populations could decline on average by 67 per cent by 2020, within only half a century.

Click link below for the summary of the Living Planet Report 2016.

Living Planet 2016 Report