Annual Review 2012 - (Page 22)

Overview harMony with nature Our Global Initiatives are helping to reduce the demands we make on nature, in the areas where it matters most China for a Global Shift Forest & Climate investing in afriCa reDD rave reviews “China has a stated goal of green development and African countries are developing plans to go green: we aim to help both achieve this. At the Forum on ChinaAfrica Cooperation (FOCAC) ministerial conference in July, we put forward 40 recommendations to ensure China’s evergrowing investments in Africa promote sustainable development – for example, through responsible sourcing of natural resources such as timber. Cooperation on forest protection and management has now explicitly become part of the FOCAC action plan. Besides FOCAC, China’s strong political commitment to ‘Ecological Civilization’ provides more openings to address Chinese overseas investment” “REDD+ – reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation – has a vital role to play in combating climate change, as 20% of global carbon emissions are caused by forest loss. REDD+ also benefits biodiversity and local livelihoods, creating real conservation opportunities. We’re working on a growing number of REDD+ initiatives. In an evaluation published in September, the Norwegian government development agency Norad, one of the biggest investors in REDD+, highlighted the positive impacts of our projects in the key forest landscapes of Peru, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia.” Li Lin, Leader, China for a Global Shift Initiative 20% us$2 trillion China’s overseas investMent is set to reaCh us$2 trillion by 2020 WWF-INT Annual Review 2012 page 22 Bruce Cabarle, Leader, Forest and Climate Initiative Deforestation is responsible for up to 20% of all Carbon eMissions globally Market Transformation 2050 Criteria “Unless we fundamentally change the way we produce food and other commodities, we won’t be able to meet the needs of a growing global population in 2050 – or much sooner. Financial institutions are waking up to the risk of unsustainable production practices, but few fully understand the complex environmental and social issues involved. That’s why this year we distilled all our knowledge and experience in The 2050 Criteria, a first-of-its-kind guide to sustainable investment in agricultural, forest and seafood commodities. It gives investors the tools to sort the responsible from the risky, and to drive better production in the most crucial sectors.” Andrew Murphy, Acting Director, Market Transformation Initiative Humanity will need to produce more food in the next four decades that we have in the last 8,000 years PLAY VIDEO

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Annual Review 2012

Annual Review 2012
Foreword from Yolanda Kakabadse
A message from Jim Leape
Kill the trade
Saving special places
Harmony with nature
Public sector partnerships
Corporate partnerships
Our donors
WWF International accounts 2012
WWF International directors
WWF International board of trustees 2012
The WWF Network

Annual Review 2012