"The campaign is about what we can do together to make change happen. The solutions are out there between us all. Let's open up the space for dialogue, learning and hearing different viewpoints, so that we can co-create the future that we want. Let's co-create solutions that work for all of us."
Fred Kumah, Director, WWF Regional Office for Africa
The world has lost forests the size of South Africa - around 129 million hectares - in the last 25 years. Though the rate of deforestation has slowed down, we still have unacceptable levels of forest loss, particularly in the tropics. And WWF's projections point to a further worrying trend.
Forests the size of Germany, France, Spain and Portugal could be wiped out in 20 years if urgent action isn’t taken to halt deforestation. But WWF recognizes that no one organization can tackle this task alone.
To advance the debate, inspire action and pave the way for future partnerships, WWF organized a campaign to challenge participants to take bold actions to stop deforestation and tell us what they are doing for forests. Nearly 250 people - including leaders such as Greenpeace's Kumi Naidoo, FSC's Kim Carstensen, IKEA's Mikhail Tarasov, and numerous other representatives from NGOs, civil society, universities, government agencies, financial institutions, companies and community groups - filled out "solutions" postcards.
The common message throughout the campaign was collaboration and that we have a shared ambition and a shared determination, but must now take this forward together to achieve the kind of significant progress that people and the planet need.
View campaign results here