The Decade of Action for Nature has begun
We know what actions we need to take, and where we need to improve, but the scale and speed of change need to be accelerated.
WWF’s role: Tackling the drivers of nature loss and accelerating our actions
To reverse nature loss, the world must protect and restore land, freshwater and marine natural habitats for the benefit of nature and people; at the same time we urgently need to reduce humanity’s footprint on earth and move to sustainable practices in agriculture and food systems, forestry, fisheries, energy and mining, infrastructure and construction.
WWF has set out its strategic direction led by three clear ambitions:
The role a philanthropic partnership can play
The estimated funds needed to be nature positive by 2030 are enormous. While the majority of the funding will come from governments, there are tremendous opportunities for philanthropic partners to make a difference too. And such partnerships have a rare value. They can add impetus to innovative and often higher risk ideas by providing the time and resources they need to advance, thus bridging vision and reality. Or they can be the catalyst that can accelerate the seed of a good idea into a fully-grown initiative. And they can also act as the key to unlock co-financing or finalising projects and thus maximise the returns for all of the stakeholders.
To give you an idea of the types of projects WWF International and our philanthropic partners have been collaborating on, below is a sample of our work.