African elephants need up to 300 liters of water a day, just for drinking. Changing rainfall patterns in Africa and increased water scarcity pose a serious threat. Explore this and other traits which make African elephants vulnerable to climate change, as well as recommended climate-adaptive management strategies.
The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet—including biodiversity, ecosystems, and demand on natural resources—and what this means for humans and wildlife. Published by WWF every two years, the report brings together a variety of research to provide a comprehensive view of the health of the earth.
This report from WWF, funded by USAID, outlines how communities and ecosystems in snow leopard range areas of Asia’s high mountains are vulnerable to climate change impacts such as increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather to shifts in rainfall seasonality and increasing rates of glacial melt. Based on the latest science, the report summarizes existing adaptation efforts and provides recommendations for the future action. (104 page Technical Report)
A series of maps and analysis from WWF, funded by USAID, that explore the links between climate change, snow leopard habitat, and water provision across the 12 snow leopard range countries in Asia. The map book provides new insight into how snow leopard range, which forms the headwaters of 20 major river basins, benefits downstream settlements, and how water provision is now threatened by climate change. (91 page Technical Report)
The China’s Future Generation report shows how by embracing conservation measures and renewable energy, China can transition to an 80% renewable electric power system by 2050 at far less cost than continuing to rely on coal.
Through two dozen interviews with Fortune and Global 100 executives and analysis of public disclosures, the report finds that clean energy practices are becoming standard procedure for some of the largest and most profitable companies in the world.
This WWF manual details on-the-ground experience and scientific knowledge to help conservation practitioners, protected area managers and other stakeholders who are responsible for protecting and managing the world's mangrove forests in a changing climate.
This report identifies a set of principles for climate-adaptive institutions and includes five case studies from around the world that highlight different institutional responses to climate change and related challenges.
In The Energy Report, WWF indicates how its vision of a 100 percent renewable and sustainable energy supply could be realized. The Energy Report is the most ambitious, science-based examination yet of a renewable and clean energy future on a global scale. It covers all energy needs and the challenge of providing reliable and safe energy to all.
Putting a price on carbon pollution and investing in clean technology projects in developing countries could create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. and help America catch up to China and Europe in the clean energy race.
The report focuses on four phenomena and/or regions where climate change may push the Earth system past tipping points with significant impacts within this century: sea level rise, particularly along the northeast U.S. coast, shifts in the Indian summer monsoon combined with the melting of Himalayan glaciers, Amazon die-back and drought, and shift in aridity in southwest North America. The report was produced by WWF and Allianz SE.
Over the past few decades, the Arctic has warmed at about twice the rate of the rest of the globe. The impact of this on the Arctic’s physical systems, biological systems, and human inhabitants is large and projected to grow throughout this century and beyond.
This fact sheet details the largest issues facing the Arctic as a result of climate change, including the melting of permafrost and the subsequent release of methane and CO2, and provides an overview of how they negatively impact Arctic vegetation and the ability for Arctic species to survive.
This fact sheet focuses on the effects of new species migrating to the area and creating competition for food and possibly importing new parasites and diseases. In addition, migratory birds arriving to the Arctic from non-Arctic areas will experience the disappearance of their stop-over nesting sites as a result of rising sea levels.