Last updated on: 2/9/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The ultimate goal is stabilizing concentrations of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere at levels that avert dangerous climate change. One key strategy to meet that goal is achieving zero-carbon electricity in the United States by mid-century. The policies described in this paper set the nation on the path to achieve that goal. The United States can achieve this and experience economic growth if we support the diverse portfolio of existing technologies and industries that produce energy efficiency and renewable energy.”

“The Path to Carbon Dioxide-Free Power: Switching to Clean Energy in the Utility Sector,” www.worldwildlife.org, Apr. 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“For more than 45 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The largest multinational conservation organization in the world, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.”

“About WWF,” www.worldwildlife.org (accessed Feb. 9, 2009)

Mission:

“WWF’s mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by:

-protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species;

-promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and

-promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution.

We are committed to reversing the degradation of our planet’s natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. We recognize the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty and consumption patterns to meeting these goals.”

“About WWF,” www.worldwildlife.org (accessed Feb. 9, 2009)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Are Humans Substantially Responsible for Global Climate Change Today?