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.
This case study, focused on the Russian King Crab fishery and brought forward through a collaboration between WWF and Orca Bay Foods, LLC, demonstrates that the application of some basic tools can substantially reduce the risk of “IUU infection” even in a relatively complex and multinational supply chain.
This paper helps prospective buyers of carbon credits better distinguish between those of high quality and those that could undermine their credibility and broader efforts to address the climate crisis.
The dramatic decline of the summer sea ice and increasing industrialization in the Arctic threaten to significantly impact such important marine areas. In this updated report on the Bering Strait, WWF experts present several measures that will help ensure safe and environmentally sound shipping in the region by addressing increasing threats of growing vessel traffic.
This report provides an evaluation of the status of electronic collection and reporting of key fisheries and product information in major fishing nations and regions. Electronic fisheries information systems (EFIS) that allow for the accurate and verifiable collection of fisheries data—and the sharing and tracing of that data from harvest through the value chain to final point of sale—are slowly developing in regional, national, and global systems, in both developed and developing countries, and national and international fisheries.
Nature-based Solutions are varied approaches to address a wide range of challenges for society, while also benefiting people and nature. Recently, Nature-based Solutions have emerged as essential tools to support broader efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
With global attention increasingly focused on meaningful responses to the climate crisis, one of the most asked questions is about the role carbon markets can play in achieving "net-zero" emissions. This document details WWF's position on voluntary carbon markets and provides recommendations for businesses interested in purchasing carbon credits.
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