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The groundbreaking partnership between WWF and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is supporting work to create new models to directly address the challenge of how we will produce food, fibre and fuel for a world approaching 9 billion by 2050, while at the same time protecting important ecosystems and contributing to poverty alleviation in developing countries. The goal is to transform key markets towards greater sustainability, and in the course of so doing, achieve both sustainability and development objectives.

Timber and pulp & paper are one of the focus areas of the partnership, based on environmental impacts, the leverage of a longstanding certification system (FSC) and prospects for sustainable development, with an increased emphasis on achievement of social development indicators as a part of sustainable forest management. Thanks in part to Sida’s support, FSC certified timber represents over 10 per cent of worldwide timber production for the first time ever, and fibre for pulp and paper is above 58 percent recycled or certified.