World Wild Fund (WWF)

WWF Global


Overall description of the stakeholder

For nearly 60 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at multiple level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. WWF Cities works to align local governments actions and commitments in support of a maximum global warming of 1.5 °C through WWF’s One Planet City Challenge.

Activities in the field of climate action

The One Planet City Challenge is WWF Cities’ most advanced impact initiative to date. It mobilizes, supports and celebrates local governments, and their citizens for contributing to prosperity for all while respecting the limits of our one living planet, under the WWF motto Together Possible. Participating cities receive an assessment of how their targets and action plans align with what is required to prevent global warming from exceeding 1.5 °C and they also receive guidance to big win impact actions. This includes advice adapted to local context and respecting the need for a just global transition. Over 400 cities have already participated, committing to over 5.700 actions and a total of 3.9Gt emissions reduction potential by 2050. Cities can participate by opting in to the One Planet City Challenge when reporting in line with the Global Covenant reporting requirements (via platform provided by ICLEI and CDP). An international expert jury chooses national finalists, national winners, and a global winner, and these are promoted by WWF. WWF also supports participating cities via a global public engagement campaign We Love Cities.

Stakeholder’s contributions

Convene stakeholders and build local and global partnerships to enable more cities act as arenas for the urgent global transformation that is needed to avoid runaway climate change and create a future in harmony with nature.

Stakeholder’s needs

Funding to leverage and grow impact of city work

Contact info
Name: Mrs. Carina Borgström Hansson
Address: Ulriksdals slott, 170 81 Solna, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 624 74 00
WWF Global

Overall description of the stakeholder

WWF is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF International was established in 1961 in Gland, Switzerland and established in 2014 in Korea. WWF focuses on 6 practices – climate & energy, freshwater, forest, food, wildlife, and ocean.

Activities in the field of climate action

<Promoting corporate climate action>

Provide solutions for sustainable business practices:

  • Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi): By providing guidelines and tools to set Science Based Targets, WWF is one of the collaboration organizations for corporate climate action. WWF-Korea supports SBT setting for domestic corporations and urges particpation to the initiative.
  • Right to Renewable Energy Initiative (RREi): An initiative for the right to purchase renewable energy was launched together with the legislative branch’s Renewable Energy Forum led by Rep. Lee Won-wook and six civic groups, including Greenpeace, the Korea Sustainability Investing Forum and the World Wide Fund for Nature. It urges and supports corporate renewable energy use.

Provide mulilateral collaborative platforms:

  • Climate Action Round-Table (CART): WWF-Korea holds climate action round tables twice a uear with global parters CDP Korea and UNGC Korea. CART acts as a platform for domestic corporations to share barriers on challenges of climate change reaction after the Paris Agreement and search for improvements. Next CARTs are expected in October 2019 and March 2020.
  • Climate Action Round-Table (CART): In line with the 1.5 report by IPCC in 2018, WWF-Korea invited the co-author and domestic stakeholders for communication and especially created specific sessions to promote corporate climate action. The next CAC is expected in May 2020.

Contact Info

Name: Suh-young Jung / Programme officer
Address: 702 Seoul Global Center, 38, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Department: Conservation & Partnership
Phone: +82 (0)70-7434-4251