Bonn 2017

The Global Landscapes Forum the world’s largest science-led multi-sectoral platform for integrated land use, is moving to Bonn. We are very excited to make Bonn our home for the next five years, and will be hosting GLF Bonn 2017 on the 19th and 20th of December to define the next five years of the GLF and impact the future of our planet and our children.

This is not your typical conference. We are turning old approaches on their heads.

You’ll be front and center for the launch of the UN Environment Program’s Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, which seeks to unite the world’s major faith communities for the protection of tropical forests. You’ll participate in lively interactive sessions with the World Bank, World Resources Institute (WRI), the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Global Canopy Programme (GCP), PUR Projet, Rare, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), African Union, Rabobank, Indigenous Peoples Major Group and more. You’ll exchange ideas with thought-provoking keynote speakers and help us put communities and local realities at the center of the conversation.

Discover the compelling sessions and discussion forums hosted by the World Bank, FAO, WWF, the German government, and the African Union Commission, among others: consult the GLF agenda.

Download agenda for activities around GLF Bonn 2017 (print version)

Join them live in Bonn to shape the way forward!

Register for the conference
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This exciting two-week course offered by the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation is already underway but click on link below to find upcoming courses from Wageningen


Applications to our youth social media outreach mentoring and internship project, starting at the 8th edition of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, from December 19-20, 2017. Public voting is now closed.

These young individuals will be at GLF Bonn asking the hard questions, bringing in new philosophies, and accelerating change by keeping an eye on local realities. They come from across the globe and will be facilitating sessions, developing Pavilion agendas, and at the frontline of enhancing the GLF experience.

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What if we didn’t have to choose between green and growth?

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