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Global Landscapes Forum

As of: May 2019

Objective and activities

The GLF is a science-led multi-sectoral platform producing and disseminating knowledge and accelerating action to build more resilience, climate-friendly, diverse, equitable and productive landscape. GLF connects diverse stakeholders; provides learning opportunities; gathers and shares knowledge; and accelerates uptake to produce positive, sustainable impact that will contribute to achieving Agenda 2030. The landscape approach seeks to compromise about competing social , environmental, political and economic demands to produce multiple benefits from limited resources. The GFL champions this through 4 activities: engagement through collaborative platforms and events; outreach to expand awareness and interaction; creation of a knowledge hub; and a learning lab for capacity building. These activities contribute to creating a Global Community of Practice to accelerate best practices and positively impact one billion people through the widespread use of landscape approach by 2020.

State of implementation/results

  • On 1 and 2 December 2018, the Global Landscapes Forum took place in Bonn, Germany. Actors from across a wide range of sectors, backgrounds and countries came together to explore how to move from commitments and pledges on sustainable landscapes to implementation.
  • A half-day event will be held alongside the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018. It will ensure that key lessons regarding forest and landscapes restoration can be transferred into the UNFCCC discussions.
  • The Global Landscapes Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, from 29 to 30 August 2018 focused on landscape restoration in Africa.

Project data

Implementing organisation:
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

BMU grant:
€ 5,500,000

04/2017 till 03/2021


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