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Transforming Production

Read our Better Production for a Living Planet stories, which provide tangible examples of how we can switch production to more sustainable practices.
Why do we work with businesses on better commodity production and sourcing to achieve our conservation goals?
  • Because working with timber logging companies can help save orang-utans, 70% of which live outside protected areas in Borneo;
  • small innovations in how we cultivate sugarcane can help save reefs; and
  • spending less on growing more cotton is good for dolphins in the Indus river and leaves the farmers with more money in their pockets at the end of the harvest.
With a population of roughly seven billion, we are using about 50 per cent more resources than the Earth generates. By 2050 it is estimated that we will be close to 10 billion people. We will all need food, clothes, shelter, water and energy.

Better commodity production can help produce more with a smaller footprint on our natural resources and thus contribute to conservation of important ecosystems and to poverty alleviation.


Better Production for a Living Planet

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The text on this page is an excerpt from the WWF Publication Better Production for a Living Planet (2012).

TIMBER, PULP & PAPER

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Stories

TUNA & WHITEFISH

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Stories
  • Solutions developed to satisfy MSC criteria become legal requirements in the South African whitefish industry.
  • Companies lobby Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) for better tuna management practices.

BIOFUELS

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BEEF

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