WWF at World Economic ForumAdd your voice
The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is the only yearly gathering that brings together leaders of global society. The heads and members of more than 100 governments, top executives of the 1,000 foremost global companies, leaders of international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations, the most prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders, and the disruptive voices of the Forum’s Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Technology Pioneers come together at the beginning of each year to define priorities and shape global, industry and regional agendas.
WWF at Davos 2020
Our planet is in the red. The way we currently produce and consume is causing a catastrophic loss of nature and pushing the natural systems humans and businesses depend on to the brink. Protecting and restoring nature is fundamental to economic prosperity, sustainable development and addressing climate change.
In 2020, world leaders have a momentous opportunity to course correct for the sake of people and planet. During the year, they are scheduled to take key decisions on the environment, climate and sustainable development that will set the agenda for the next decade. At Davos, WWF will be calling on governments, businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to come together to secure a New Deal for Nature and People that places nature on the path to recovery by 2030.
Act for our planet
The damage we are causing to Earth - our home - attracted global attention like never before in 2019.
We must now act together to drive the change that is needed. In 2020, we have the opportunity to place nature at the heart of our economic, political and social systems.
Add your voice to show your support for the planet, our one home.
1. Commit to nature
Companies can commit to protecting, restoring and investing in nature, including through Science Based Targets (SBTs) for climate through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and by preparing to set SBTs for other natural systems through the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) - companies can register their interest in doing this here.
2. Act for nature
Companies can drive positive change by acting and investing in priority landscapes, seascapes, river basins and natural systems, especially those where they operate or from which they source commodities like timber or palm oil, or where their value chains have significant impacts. One of the best ways to do this is through the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) which offers guidance for establishing, implementing, and demonstrating progress on ethical supply chain commitments in agriculture and forestry.
3. Advocate for nature
Companies can help amplify a united business voice for nature and influence decision-makers in key business and policy fora, particularly by joining Business for Nature - a global coalition calling for action to reverse nature loss and restore the planet’s vital natural systems
By Ariane Laporte-Bisquit, WWF Water Risk Filter Lead & Alexis Morgan, WWF Water Stewardship Lead It has become the annual refrain each January: water crises being ranked as one of the world's top global risks by the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risks Report. And this year is no different.
Biodiversity loss is in top-5 global risks in authoritative new survey. In 2020, raft of big decisions to be taken on our relationship with nature. Business has a big interest in ensuring we stop degrading environment. The pace of change over the past 50 years has been extraordinary.