Safeguarding the Climate, Biodiversity and People’s Well-Being
WWF challenged government leaders, NGOs and businesses, in a keynote presentation delivered by Rodney Taylor, Director of WWF International’s Forest Programme, to back an ambitious target on stopping forest loss—zero net deforestation by 2020—as a major element of efforts to avert the looming climate catastrophe.
WWF also showcased its leading, innovative solutions—GFTN and New Generation Plantations Project—for tackling forests, climate change and biodiversity issues by engaging with the private sector to adopt responsible production and purchasing practices for forest and agricultural products.
Unable to join WWF at the World Forestry Congress? Please download the presentations from today’s proceedings for an in-depth look at the collaborative efforts that WWF and the GFTN are undertaking with key stakeholders to conserve the world’s valuable and threatened forests. In addition to this keynote, WWF also engaged with the attendees through the Partners for Responsible Forestry Series, a week-long session of presentations at the WWF booth on collaborative efforts by the international conservation organization, through initiatives like the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) and work with other key stakeholders to safeguard the climate, biodiversity and people’s well being.