WWF and IKEA
Failure to halt forest loss and degradation by 2020 will mean irreversible losses in biodiversity and ecosystem values, and less prospect of reducing GHG emissions quickly enough to keep global temperature rises below 2°C - with huge risks to society and business. Preventing these outcomes urgently requires new incentives and governance reforms.
WWF and IKEA have been working together since 2002 on responsible forest management. The partnership is currently running projects in 12 countries, on forests and also to influence good water management and promote responsible cotton production.
The forest program has four objectives:
- Improved forest governance through better land use planning practices
- Improved enabling environment and quality of forest certification systems
- Strengthened market chain for credible and/or certified forest products
- Decreased supply chain footprint focusing on renewable, recycled and more from less
The project countries the partnership runs the forest program in are: Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia.