Toggle Nav

Climate Stories

Bhutanese mountains in sunset

Creating a future for healthy forests in Bhutan

Bhutan now has a great means for bringing that commitment to life—long-term funding to ensure its protected areas, which cover half of the country, are properly managed forever. It is the first initiative of its kind in Asia and one of only a few in the world.

  • COP23: WWF and the international climate talks

    Climate change impacts all parts of the world, and finding solutions to the challenges posed by such an immense threat will require action from every country. Annual international climate talks are key to effectively addressing the problem.

    flags outside at COP22
  • What can a wind farm do for small town America?

    A tight-knit ranching community in Muenster, Texas is home to something pretty special: a clean energy revolution.

    Charles stands in front of his stables
  • A new set of leaders will fill the US government void at next round of international climate talks

    October 24, 2017

    Assuring the world that the United States is still an ally in the fight against climate change, American leaders outside of the federal government—from governors and mayors to business executives and university presidents—announced they will attend the next round of international climate talks in November.

    WeAreStillIn Climate Banner
  • Madagascar’s ‘solar grandmothers’ lead a renewable revolution

    October 04, 2017

    Remeza, Kingeline, Yollande and Hanitra are all part of WWF’s access to sustainable energy program managed in collaboration with India’s Barefoot College. The four women joined women from several other countries for a six-month training in India in applied solar technology. Most women joining the program leave their country, sometimes their native regions or villages, for the first time in their lives.

    Women at training at India's Barefoot College
  • Taking up the mantle of climate leadership

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2017
    The We Are Still In declaration demonstrated to world leaders that America’s cities, states, tribes, businesses, colleges, and universities will work to meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement.
    wearestillin crowd winter2017
  • Climate change's impact on California wine

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2017
    California is a global winemaking powerhouse. But extreme weather—from droughts to floods, all driven by climate change—could threaten that productivity.
    a vineyard in California
  • State, local, and business leaders will continue to support US climate action to meet the Paris Agreement

    June 05, 2017

    Leaders across the US economy reaffirmed their commitment to climate action despite the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of an unprecedented and essential international agreement to curb climate change.

    solar panels on a building in Austin Texas
  • President Trump announces intent to withdraw from Paris Agreement

    May 31, 2017

    The United States has announced its intent to withdraw from the historic Paris Agreement, the world’s first truly global plan to address climate change.

    sea ice in the Arctic
  • Preparing communities for the rising risk of flooding in the face of climate change

    May 24, 2017

    Flooding is currently the most common natural disaster worldwide, and rising global temperatures will only make it more frequent and severe. WWF has developed an integrated framework for managing floods, giving managers more flexible and effective solutions to prevent or respond to such natural disasters. 

    A road ripped apart by a flooding river.
  • American companies surge ahead in the fight against climate change

    April 25, 2017

    While current efforts in Washington stand to undo climate change policies, nearly half America’s largest companies are emerging as leaders in setting clean energy targets that will reduce the amount of heat-trapping gases released into the atmosphere and help to curb climate change.

    wind turbine against blue sky
  • Climate-smart conservation along the Rio Grande

    April 24, 2017

    The Rio Grande-Rio Bravo is the lifeblood of the water scarce Chihuahuan desert region but climate change, coupled with rising populations and diversifying demands, threatens the river’s future and the future of those who rely on it. To increase the resiliency of the river and all who depend on it, WWF and local partners are restoring crucial ecosystems.

    A spring in the desert
  • WWF works with Walmart to cut carbon emissions and fight climate change

    WWF and Walmart are working together to cut carbon pollution and curb some of the worst impacts of climate change to protect people and wildlife at risk with Project Gigaton.

    WWF's Marty Spitzer and Walmart's Katherine Neebe discuss sustainability issues on a Walmart roof, with solar panels.
  • 9 reasons for hope in the face of climate change

    April 11, 2017

    At WWF, we’re engaging with millions of Americans, leading businesses, and government leaders to tackle climate change. Here are nine reasons why we’re hopeful in the face of this threat.

    solar panels in Washington state
  • Arctic ice in trouble

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    The receding sea ice at the North Pole threatens arctic species
    Ship moving through Arctic sea ice
  • Reducing the impact of commuting

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    The average American spends 52 minutes a day commuting. And it pumps tons of carbon dioxide—literally—into the atmosphere every year. But there are quite a few ways to lighten commuting's toll.
    Traffic Magazine Summer2017
  • Can we help wildlife adapt by crowdsourcing human responses to climate change?

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Climate Crowd, an online platform for crowdsourcing data, helps us learn how rural and indigenous communities around the world are responding to climate change, among other things.
    elephant silhouette summer2017
  • A Changing Arctic

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    What climate change and receding sea ices mean for the people, wildlife, economy, and politics of the far North.
    Standing on snow in the Arctic
  • Walrus habitat on the edge

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    In what has become the new normal over the past 10 years, residents of the Inupiat village of Point Lay on the coast of the Chukchi Sea in Alaska have had new neighbors each fall.
    Walrus
  • President Trump rolls back progress made on crucial climate change policy

    March 28, 2017

    President  Trump and his administration announced they would take measures to roll back crucial climate change policies.

    wind farm in United States
  • Going beyond Earth Hour

    March 26, 2017

    Now that you've joined hundreds of millions of people around the world in switching of your lights for one designated hour, continue to show your solidarity for climate action. Try to tackle one, two, or even all nine of the items on this list.

    bicycles on a rack
  • On Lobby Day, WWF activists head to Capitol Hill to engage leaders on conservation issues

    March 15, 2017

    The halls of Congress came alive on Tuesday as dozens of WWF activists from across the country met with their representatives to advocate for international conservation funding on Lobby Day 2017.

    activists walk up steps to Congressional building
  • US should continue to lead the way on climate change action

    March 06, 2017

    Congress and the new Administration must continue to make action on climate change a priority, both at home and abroad. Here's how they should do so.

    US Capitol Building and Washington Monument
  • Adapting to Climate Change In Nepal

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    In one of the most climate-vulnerable countries on Earth, an unprecedented development project is building a model for adapting to climate change on a massive scale—working one village at a time.
    Harveting crops
  • Modeling Resilience

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    More than 4 million people call Nepal’s Gandaki River Basin home.
    Gandaki River Basin, Nepal