WWF's Living Forest Report: Chapter 1

WWF’s Living Forests Report is part of an ongoing conversation with partners, policymakers, and business about how to protect, conserve, sustainably use, and govern the world’s forests in the 21st century.

WWF advocates Zero Net Deforestation and Forest Degradation (ZNDD) by 2020 as a target that reflects the scale and urgency with which threats to the world’s forests and climate need to be tackled. Our analysis identifies 5 key issues that are crucial to achieving ZNDD and avoiding negative consequences.

Conserving our forests is possible – and urgent. But it won’t be easy.

We face some uncomfortable choices and trade-offs, and WWF doesn’t have all the answers. But the questions raised in the Living Forests Report can’t be put off for another generation. The time to act is now.