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Global Landscapes Forum

As of: November 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. The project funding was increased to to prepare a successful UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 jointly with UNEP, FAO and IUCN .

State of implementation/results

  • The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) has a thriving, global community centered on action and is a core partner to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 and the Global Environment Facility funded Food Systems, Land Use, and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Programme. 2020-21 Achievements: sustaining global momentum for local restoration and biodiversity action The GLF Bonn and GLF Biodiversity 2020 digital conferences each drew 5,000 participants from 150 countries, with a combined estimated social media reach of 85 million and 15,000 tons of carbon saved. GLF Biodiversity called for the widespread adoption of a One Health approach in biodiversity conservation and restoration. The event Outcome Statement and Policy Report, which the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has designated as SBSTTA meeting documents, will further inform the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
  • At the GLF co-hosted “Nature at the heart of a global circular bioeconomy” forum, the world’s first conference on the forest-based bioeconomy with a Global South focus, speakers including the Minister of State for Environment Nigeria, the European Commissioner for International Partnerships, the Minister of Environment Rwanda, and the Prince of Wales discussed how to shift to a circular bioeconomic model that supports people and the planet.
  • Ways to engage with GLF in 2021: 2-3 June 2021 - first ever digital conference focused entirely on Africa’s drylands - GLF Africa: “Restoring Africa’s Drylands: Accelerating Action On the Ground”
  • Enroll in one of the Landscape Academy’s to find top landscape courses hosted by GLF and partners, such as these free self-paced online courses (option to add a verified certificate): Landscape Leadership: Catalyse Sustainable Development in Landscapes; Landscape Finance: Investing in Innovation for Sustainable Landscapes; Landscape Governance: Collaborating Across Sectors and Scales; Climate Action in Biodiverse Landscapes
  • The Generation Restoration Restoration Stewards program supports the projects of youth restoring landscapes around the world. Meet the stewards and read their stories.
  • The GLFx initiative bridges local action and global agendas through independently organized chapters committed to conserve, protect and restore landscapes. Join the GLFx platform to connect with others who are passionate about sustainable landscapes and be the first to learn about new opportunities in the network.
  • Subscribe to the GLF Newsletter for important updates about upcoming opportunities to connect, share, learn and act with GLF, including: September 2021 - GLF Amazon Digital Conference; 5-7 November 2021 - GLF Glasgow “Forests, Food and Finance” alongside the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties 26; November 2021 - The 5th GLF Investment Case

Project data

Indonesia, Kenya, Peru

Implementing organisation:
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Implementing partner(s):
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - USA
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

BMU grant:
7.700.000,00 €

04/2017  till  12/2021

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