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Global Landscapes Forum

As of: March 2021

Sustainable land use is an important approach to the preservation of ecosystems services, one that requires the negotiation of diverse and conflicting social, ecological, political and economic goals. The Global Landscape Forum (GLF) is a scientifically led, cross-sectoral platform that provides global support for this landscape approach. It produces and disseminates knowledge that promotes landscapes which are more resilient, climate-friendlier, more diverse, more equitable and more productive. The GFL offers a learning lab as well as collaborative platforms and events to build up knowledge and resources in the field of sustainable land use and make them accessible worldwide. Active PR work also makes the general public aware of the work being performed in this field, creating a global ‘community of practice’ that disseminates model approaches and positively influences people around the world.

State of implementation/results

  • In 2020, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will hold in total three major events (changes may occur due to COVID-19):

    • GLF Bonn Digital Summit (Food in the time of climate crisis; 3-5. June 2020)
    • GLF Kunming (Securing Biodiverse Landscapes and Ecosystems; October 2020)
    • GLF Glasgow 2020-2030 (Event alongside the UN Climate Change Conference; 14-15 November 2020)

  • In 2019, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) held in total six major events

    • GLF Santiago/Chile (Climate Action in the Landscape; 8. Dezember 2019)
    • GLF Luxemburg (Mainstreaming Sustainable Finance; 30. November 2019)
    • GLF Accra (Restoring Africa's Landscapes (29.-30. October 2019)
    • GLF New York (Restore the Earth; 28. September 2019
    • GLF Bonn (Rights in the Landscapes; 22.-23. June 2019)
    • GLF Kyoto (Climate, Landscapes and Lifestlyes; 13. March 2019)

  • A half-day event was held alongside the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018. It ensured that key lessons regarding forest and landscapes restoration could be transferred into the UNFCCC discussions.

  • Project data


    Implementing organisation:
    Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

    BMU grant:
    7.700.000,00 €

    04/2017  till  09/2021

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