How we work
With governmentsGovernmental decisions around the world guide and regulate the actions of individuals and businesses.
- We hold observer status on the Arctic Council, a high-level intergovernmental forum for circumpolar co-operation on environment, socio-economic and cultural issues.
- We press governments to fully implement commitments to the Arctic, including
- The Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy,
- The Arctic Council’s Circumpolar Protected Areas Network
- Treaties and conventions on migratory birds, toxics, climate change and biodiversity
With businessesCommercial markets are among the strongest driving forces behind how we exploit and affect our natural environment.
WWF promotes mutual respect in business dealings, yet we always retain our right to criticize. We strive to achieve real improvements in corporate environmental performance.
- We partnered with Coca-Cola for the Arctic Home campaign, which supports our work in the Last Ice Area
With peopleVotes influence politicians, purchasing decisions influence businesses, and individual actions can make a difference.
- We work with communities where people and polar bears may come into conflict, to help both coexist safely.
- The Climate Witness Project portrays the reality of climate change through the experiences of people living in the Arctic.
- Outside the Arctic, WWF offices all over the world are raising awareness of the effects of climate change, though projects like Earth Hour.
Building on relationships developed between WWF and indigenous peoples groups, arctic governments, and business and industry, WWF is today the best-positioned and most influential environmental NGO in the Arctic.