With the publication of the Annual Report 2021/2022, WWF Germany looks back on a successful year for nature and environmental protection work. The number of people who support WWF in Germany financially increased by around 12 percent year-on-year to 898,000. This positive development is reflected in the income, which increased to 115 million euros.

WWF is particularly grateful for this in times of major crisis. At the same time, the organization warns that climate and nature conservation goals must not be put on the back burner in the fossil fuel crisis. Global warming and the loss of biodiversity are mutually reinforcing and pose the greatest future risks to the well-being of people and the planet.

WWF report-Forests particularly important against climate change
WWF report-Forests particularly important against climate change

This is shown by the current Living Planet Report. The WWF is therefore committed to a transformation in society and the economy. This includes putting our land use, energy supply and lifestyle on a sustainable footing in the coming decade.

“For the transformation to a sustainable way of life for society as a whole to succeed, we must set the decisive course now. The successes of our work from the past year also contribute to this.

In the Pathway to Paris project, for example, WWF has established a platform on which the real economy, the financial sector and academia can engage in the necessary discourse on transformation and its financing. In addition, more than 4,000 smallholders in the KAZA network of protected areas have been able to increase their crop yields through sustainable and climate-adapted farming methods.

WWF has worked with the local population in southern Africa to improve their food security,” says Christoph Heinrich, Executive Director at WWF Germany.