This series of appointments is a milestone in the implementation of WWF’s new conservation strategy to make a significant and lasting change at scale, recognizing the need to accelerate a transition towards a sustainable future combining economic development and the protection of the environment. The future WWF’s conservation strategy centres on six major goals - wildlife, oceans, forests, water, climate and energy, and food – and three key drivers of environmental degradation – markets, finance and governance. Externally oriented, aligned to the 2030 global development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, WWF will embrace a new way of working, leveraging local expertise, embracing innovation, accelerating transformational alliances and uniting the global WWF Network and partners around shared global goals.
A description of the strategy can be found here.
“We are delighted! Our new strategy is the response to a fast changing world with growing pressures on the environment but also unprecedented emerging opportunities to solve some of the most pressing challenges the Planet and our society face. Each of these individuals has demonstrated true leadership and ambition, and a capacity and willingness to partner with others to bring about great change,” said Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International. “Our new approach will help WWF unleash our full potential to support the urgent transition needed toward an ecologically sustainable future, vital for natural and human well-being.”
The Practice Leaders we have appointed so far are: