Climate Change

Taking Action Before It’s Too Late

If we don’t do something about global warming due to climate change, a third of all plant and animal species could become extinct within a century.

Year after year, heat records are broken. The fight against climate change is underway, but still falls short. With the current international climate plans, we are not going to stay within the necessary limit of an average rise of global temperature of 1.5°C. Such a temperature rise has disastrous consequences for people and nature. To protect the world against climate change, the staggering investment of 1.8 trillion euros will be needed until 2030.

But what exactly is climate change? What are the causes and consequences of global warming and what can we do to stop it? Read below to discover what WWF does and what you can do yourself.

Gilboa hill, St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean

We want to strengthen the resilience of the areas in which we work, especially by giving nature the opportunity to adapt better.

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    Research

    We conduct research in specific areas to find out which species can adapt or migrate to new areas. This way we can know whether the habitats of these species are shifting.

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    Tips for living more sustainably

    We help people to improve their relationship with nature.

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    Living Planet Report

    WWF publishes the Living Planet Report every two years. In this way, we continuously monitor how our planet is doing.

Download the Living Planet Report 2020

What Can You Do?

We are confident that we can fight the threat of climate change and build a future that is safer, healthier and more resilient for people and nature. How are we going to produce and consume energy, food and water, protect the world’s forests and help people prepare for a changing world? We have to think about that together.

Here’s What You Can Do

  • Limit Long Air Flights

    Flying has a big impact. Read more tips and discover how you can travel sustainably.

  • Save Energy and Water

    Implement energy- and water-saving measures.

  • Eat Plant-based Food

    Food plays a big part in your footprint. Eat as much plant-based food as possible and avoid food waste.

  • Buy Second-hand and Recycle

    Buy second-hand products and clothing, and recycle materials if you don't use them anymore. If something breaks, try to repair rather than replace.