Climate change is amplifying and creating new risks for companies. WWF’s practical guide illustrates steps businesses can take to help maintain profitability and social license to operate in a climate-insecure future.
With thousands of hydropower dams planned across the globe, a report from WWF and The Nature Conservancy demonstrates how we can solve the world’s climate and energy challenge without sacrificing our remaining free-flowing rivers and the diverse benefits they provide to people and nature.
Similar to school report cards, river basin report cards provide performance-driven numeric grades or letters that reflect the status of a river basin on a regular basis. They effectively integrate and synthesize large, and often complex, information into simple scores that can be communicated to decision-makers and the general public. The Lower Kafue River Basin Report Card was created through a series of stakeholder workshops with representatives of Zambian government agencies, academic institutions, NGO representatives, community based organizations, and the private sector.
Bending the Curve: The Restorative Power of Planet-Based Diets explores how a global shift toward Planet-Based diets, high in human-health benefits and low in environmental impacts, can restore nature and improve health.
HeveaConnect, Target Corporation, and World Wildlife Fund are engaged in finding solutions to enhance the production and trade of sustainable natural rubber. The three organizations came together in 2019 around the shared interest in understanding how the processing and sale of rubberwood might incentivize the adoption of sustainable practices by natural rubber smallholders and enhance their livelihoods.
We enlisted the services of Financial Access to analyze the potential of rubberwood to serve as a mechanism to support smallholder financing in Indonesia. Low yields are one of the main issues plaguing rubber smallholders in Indonesia, who are often forced to replace rubber with other commodities to improve their livelihoods. This has consequences for Indonesia’s dominant position in the rubber sector, farmers’ livelihoods and ability to rise out of poverty, and potentially drives deforestation as new land is often cleared to meet demand.
This report investigates the viability of selling rubberwood from the perspective of all stakeholders in the supply chain. We identify a financing scheme that has the potential to ensure that a smallholder avoids a cash shortfall during or after replanting. Although the scope of the analysis was limited to two provinces in Sumatra, the findings of this study could be used there and elsewhere in Indonesia to inform the development of sustainable natural rubber initiatives that include the processing and trade of rubberwood as one of several strategies to support equity in natural rubber supply chains.
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