The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
- What is COP28 ?
The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) held in 2015 in France made history with the adoption of the Paris Agreement. This agreement commits signatory states to describing their own targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to keep global warming below 2°C compared to the pre-industrial era.
COP28, which will take place from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is crucial in view of the serious global repercussions of climate change. The search for sustainable solutions is becoming urgent.
- Nationally determined contributions
For example, by 2030, Madagascar plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 14% by increasing forest cover and controlling deforestation and forest degradation. Through the REDD+ mechanism, the country also plans to achieve 61 MtCO2 of emission reductions by 2030 in the LULUCF (Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry) sector. This means achieving 61 million tonnes of CO2, the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide from other greenhouse gases that would cause equivalent warming (Source: REDD+ National Strategy). REDD+ is an acronym that stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries. This mechanism provides technical and financial guidance to help countries reduce the human pressure on forests that leads to greenhouse gas emissions. Based on the results of emissions reductions achieved through reduced deforestation, countries can receive payments, which in turn will encourage them to maintain their efforts.
- Climate change adaptation
- Working with nature to adapt to climate change
WWF is focusing its efforts on enhancing the role of this biosphere reserve, its critical ecosystems and the services provided to communities. The good practices derived from these actions will serve as a basis for promoting an ecosystem-based approach that takes greater account of climate challenges. In other words, resilient ecosystems can help communities adapt to the effects of climate change while improving their livelihoods.