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  • ICSA’s Checklist for an Effective Plan to cut Aviation Global Warming Pollution  Brochure

    ICSA’s Checklist for an Effective Plan to cut Aviation Global Warming Pollution (application/pdf, 190 KB)

    August 18, 2016

    The International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA) works to reduce pollution from air travel. ICSA encourage encourages the aviation industry and the United Nations body in charge of international aviation policy— the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)— to use this checklist when developing an effective plan to cut aviation global warming pollution.

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  • Greener Skies? Supply and Sustainability of Carbon Credits and Alternative Fuels for International Aviation Brochure

    Greener Skies? Supply and Sustainability of Carbon Credits and Alternative Fuels for International Aviation (application/pdf, 745 KB)

    August 18, 2016

    WWF commissioned the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) to evaluate the supply and sustainability of carbon credits and alternative fuels for international aviation. This WWF summary of SEI’s findings shows there are plenty of good carbon credits and alternative fuels available to achieve, and exceed, ICAO’s 2020 target, and no need at all to use poor quality credits or fuels.

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  • The Paris Agreement and Implications for Reducing Aviation Emissions Brochure

    The Paris Agreement and Implications for Reducing Aviation Emissions (application/pdf, 268 KB)

    August 18, 2016

    The Paris Agreement covers all anthropogenic emissions, sets out important principles on carbon markets and sends a clear signal that the aviation sector must act.

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  • 100% Sustainable Timber Markets: The Economic and Business Case (application/pdf, 1.92 MB)

    August 10, 2016

    A new WWF report explains the business and economic case for sourcing timber that is from responsibly managed forests. The report explains how committing to 100 percent responsibly managed timber would help the global economy, as well as the economy of the United Kingdom more specifically.

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  • Wildlife-Friendly Online Trade: Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies  Brochure

    Wildlife-Friendly Online Trade: Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies (application/pdf, 573 KB)

    August 08, 2016

    To combat the trade in illegal wildlife products through web-based platforms, e-commerce and social media companies have teamed up to adopt a standardized wildlife policy framework for online trade. This policy simplifies shopping guidelines for consumers, helps educate users about product legality, eliminates the loopholes that make it easy for criminals to traffic wildlife online and presents a unified, global front to stop wildlife crime.

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  • Discover Kyrgyzstan: Snow Leopards, Fresh Water, and Climate Change Brochure

    Discover Kyrgyzstan: Snow Leopards, Fresh Water, and Climate Change (application/pdf, 5.93 MB)

    August 08, 2016

    Millions of people depend on water that springs from the high-mountain headwaters of Central Asia. Its towering peaks are home to the endangered snow leopard, ancient cultures, and landscapes that are being too quickly transformed by climate change. Glaciers are melting, snow cover and permafrost are disappearing, and water availability is changing—putting local and downstream communities and ecosystems at risk.

    In October 2012, WWF began to address this through the USAID-funded Conservation and Adaptation in Asia's High Mountain Landscapes and Communities Project. The five-year effort promotes a transboundary approach to climate-smart management of high mountain landscapes and enhanced water security throughout the snow leopard range.

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  • WWF-Yale Environmental and Social Risk Management of Chinese Transnational Corporations (application/pdf, 2.53 MB)

    August 08, 2016

    On April 5, 2014, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the World Wildlife Fund co-organized the workshop ‘Environmental and Social Risk Management of Chinese transnational corporations’ to foster discussions around the challenges and opportunities for Chinese TNCs and how they can enhance their environmental and social performances overseas. This synthesis report is organized around the three main themes highlighted throughout the workshop.

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  • Demystifying Economic Valuation:  Valuing Nature Paper | June 2016 Brochure
  • Building Capacity for Climate-Smart Snow Leopard Landscape Management Planning and Mapping (Workshop Report) (application/pdf, 1.81 MB)

    August 01, 2016

    In April 2016, the Government of Nepal and the Global Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP) secretariat hosted two consecutive workshops in Kathmandu, Nepal, aimed at building momentum towards developing climate-smart management plans for snow leopard landscapes identified under the GSLEP to be ‘secured by 2020’. This report summarizes the proceedings of the workshop.

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  • Conserving Forests to  Combat Climate Change Brochure

    Conserving Forests to Combat Climate Change (application/pdf, 10.7 MB)

    July 21, 2016

    The Paris Agreement, signed by nations around the world in December 2015, is a comprehensive approach to combat climate change. The agreement includes a framework—known as REDD+--for reducing deforestation and forest degradation and increasing carbon storage in forests. In this publication, learn about REDD+ so you can take action to implement and support REDD+ initiatives.

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  • Asia High Mountains Newsletter: Issue 2 Brochure

    Asia High Mountains Newsletter: Issue 2 (application/pdf, 1.19 MB)

    July 12, 2016

    The second edition of a regular newsletter summarizing Asia High Mountains (AHM) activities across snow leopard range, as well as a regular column by our partners at the Snow Leopard Trust. Key features include a GSLEP workshop on climate-smart landscape management for nine snow leopard range countries, the first female snow leopard collaring in Nepal and updates on climate, water and livelihood activities across snow leopard range.

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  • Orinoco River Basin Report Card Brochure

    Orinoco River Basin Report Card (application/pdf, 30 MB)

    July 06, 2016

    The Colombian Orinoco River Basin Report Card—the first of its kind in South America—came out in July 2016. Through a seriew of workshops held across the region, approximately 150 stakeholders came together to pinpoint the most important values and threats to their basin, known as indicators. What we learn about the health of each one of these indicators helps determine the overall health of the river basin. The Colombian Orinoco River Basin received a B-, meaning it's in moderately good health, but some action is needed now.

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  • Additional RCL Sustainability Goals (application/pdf, 116 KB)

    June 30, 2016

    WWF and RCL’s additional sustainability goals include targets to address RCL’s direct operations and the sustainability of the company’s tour operators and destinations.

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  • Environmental and Social Risk Management of Chinese Transnational Corporations (application/pdf, 2.53 MB)

    June 22, 2016

    As Chinese companies become increasingly active in international investment, managing environmental and social risks associated with these investments has become a challenge for these companies and host countries. This report focuses on how such environmental and social risks can be better managed through a collection of papers and discussions from a joint workshop between Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and WWF.

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  • Living Amazon Report 2016 Brochure

    Living Amazon Report 2016 (application/pdf, 13.5 MB)

    June 13, 2016

    WWF Living Amazon Report 2016 alerts to a dramatic increase in the frequency of enacted legislative actions to downgrade, downsize or degazette protected areas in the Amazon.

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  • AgWater Frequently Asked Questions (application/pdf, 106 KB)

    June 07, 2016

    Are you interested in participating in the AgWater Challenge but have some questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions to see what the Challenge is all about and how your company can participate.

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  • AgWater Webinar Brochure

    AgWater Webinar (application/pdf, 12.6 MB)

    June 07, 2016

    If you missed the AgWater Challenge’s first webinar or just need a refresher, you can view the presentation here.

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  • AgWater Fact Sheet Brochure

    AgWater Fact Sheet (application/pdf, 297 KB)

    June 07, 2016

    To help companies reduce their water risks and impacts on local watersheds, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund have launched the AgWater Challenge – an initiative that aims to highlight leadership, as well as new, improved commitments on water stewardship, specifically stronger, more transparent targets around agricultural supply chains. Leveraging World Food Day on October 16, 2016, the initiative will highlight actions taken by companies and will raise awareness of the important role the private sector can play in addressing food and water security.

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  • Saving Selous: African Icon Under Threat Brochure

    Saving Selous: African Icon Under Threat (application/pdf, 660 KB)

    May 31, 2016

    This document presents a story of threat and opportunity for one of Africa's largest World Heritage sites. Based on historic trends of elephant poaching, by early 2022 we could see the last of Selous' elephants gunned down by heavily armed and well-trained criminal networks that have turned poaching into an industrial scale global threat to conservation. 

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  • Ranger Perceptions: Africa Brochure

    Ranger Perceptions: Africa (application/pdf, 972 KB)

    May 23, 2016

    This Ranger Perceptions: Africa survey is the second in the series of report that aim to shed light on wildlife ranger working conditions. The intent of this survey -- like the previous one on Asia's rangers and the upcoming one on rangers in Latin America -- is to provide a snapshot of rangers' personal views of their working conditions, and so gain a deeper insight into the factors that affect their motivation.

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  • The ADVANCE Approach: Adaptation for Development and Conservation Brochure

    The ADVANCE Approach: Adaptation for Development and Conservation (application/pdf, 2.62 MB)

    May 23, 2016

    Co-generating and integrating climate risk information to build resilience for conservation, development, and disaster risk reduction.

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  • Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services Brochure

    Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services (application/pdf, 72.8 KB)

    May 17, 2016

    In 2005, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment provided the first global assessment of the world’s ecosystems and ecosystem services. It concluded that recent trends in ecosystem change threatened human well-being due to declining ecosystem services, a bleak prophecy which has galvanized conservation organizations, ecologists, and economists to work towards rigorous valuations of ecosystem services at a spatial scale and with a resolution that can inform public policy. This book provides an intensive and technical analysis of ecosystem services to date. A key idea which guides the science is that the modelling and valuation approaches being developed should use data which are readily available around the world. In addition, the book documents a toolbox of ecosystem service mapping, modelling, and valuation models that both The Nature Conservancy and the World Wide Fund for Nature are beginning to apply around the world as they transform conservation from a biodiversity-only to a people and ecosystem services agenda. The book addresses land, freshwater, and marine systems at a variety of spatial scales, and includes discussion of how to treat both climate change and cultural values when examining tradeoffs among ecosystem services.

    WWF contributors include: Nasser Olwero, Robin Naidoo, Emily McKenzie, Eric Wikramanayake, and Taylor Ricketts

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  • Transforming Peru's forest sector Brochure

    Transforming Peru's forest sector (application/pdf, 23.9 MB)

    May 12, 2016

    The majority of the timber from Peru is harvested illegally. The new National Pact for Legal Wood represents an unprecedented opportunity to address major challenges in the country’s forestry sector and to create the conditions needed to develop a domestic market for legal Peruvian wood.

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  • 2015 Stockholm Summit on Natural Capital (application/pdf, 2.65 MB)

    April 29, 2016

    WWF works with partners and local communities in Iowa’s Cedar River Valley to pilot and develop new scientific approaches to inform decisions for sourcing corn more sustainably. Learn how these tools will enable public and private supply chain actors to evaluate the potential range of environmental benefits and costs of achieving sustainability goals.

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