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Global Landscapes Forum

As of: December 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

In 2019, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will hold 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:
€ 5,500,000

04/2017 till 03/2021