Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International reflects on a remarkable 2016 | WWF

Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International reflects on a remarkable 2016

Posted on
19 January 2017
A remarkable year of (usual) lows….and (new) highs
 
When the relentless email inflow slowed over the year-end break, we all finally had time to look back and reflect on the previous twelve months.

From war to mass displacement, political upheaval and deadly extreme weather events, 2016 was a year many of us wanted to see end. When it comes to the environment  it  was a year of contradictions and mixed emotions where the evidence was unequivocal about our impact and the consequences on the planet. Evidence reinforced by our record breaking 2016 Living Planet Report and the fast decline of biodiversity.

But beyond the doom and evidence of impact, we have also seen society show extraordinary resolve in responding to the threats. Aside from the many lows, 2016 saw many great developments in environmental protection and sustainable development. In fact 2016 has been a truly remarkable year for WWF and our mission.

 Read about Marco Lambertini’s reflections and the remarkable achievements of 2016 where WWF played a pivotal role and moved us significantly towards a sustainable future.
 
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