To avoid the worst effects of climate change, we need to dramatically reduce global carbon emissions.
But we must also prepare for the significant and unavoidable consequences of carbon emissions such as increasing temperatures, shifting precipitaton patterns, ocean acidification, sea level rise and the increasing intensity and frequency of extreme weather events.
WWF works with local communities, governments and others around the world to help nature and people prepare for the many impacts of a changing climate.
To do this we:
Increase resilience of communities in Nepal by promoting new farming techniques, community weather monitoring and creating seed banks
Restore beach vegetation to shade marine turtle nests in the Caribbean
Secure access to fresh water for elephants in Thailand during periods of drought
Identify areas where polar bears can live on solid Arctic sea ice for decades to come
Forests are home to many of the world’s most endangered wildlife.
They also protect the planet by absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2), a major source of pollution that causes climate change. WWF fights climate change by saving forests. To do this we:
Ensure that global climate change agreements reduce forest destruction and degradation and protect wildlife
Work directly with countries, especially developing ones, to protect forests and benefit the livelihoods of local communities
Use satellite images and aerial mapping technologies to track illegal logging
Study the vulnerability of forests to climate change and explore ways to help them adapt