The momentum behind clean technology and climate change solutions continues to build. On the global stage, WWF played an important and constructive role in delivering a binding agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. At home, we worked with partners to bring more than 100,000 Australians from all walks of life together and onto the streets in a visible show of support, and celebrated the ‘Places We Love’ for Earth Hour. And in our office, we launched our new ‘zero-carbon hub’ for start-ups.
Market transformation work with industry remains a key focus for WWF. In Australia our business partners continue to transform their supply chains in powerful ways. John West Australia, for example, achieved MSC certification across
its entire skipjack tuna range. That’s 43% of the Australian canned tuna market (or 100 million cans each year!) that is now independently certified as sustainable.
Our on-ground wildlife conservation programs continued to grow throughout the year. As part of our new five-year plan we have increased our commitment to wildlife conservation with a goal to save 21 threatened species by 2021.
This year also marked the retirement of Directors Dr Dedee Woodside and Mr Paul Harris. We want to thank them both for their valued contribution and welcome Professor Chris Dickman to the Board.
Conservation is a team effort and we would like to take this opportunity to thank supporters, partners, Governors, staff and the Board for their continued support of this wonderful organisation. Together, we will continue to strive to build a world in which we live and prosper in harmony with nature.