• Day 1: Tuesday, 19 December
  • 12:30-13:30

GLF Opening Press Conference

BMUB with Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), World Bank

Representatives of the German government (BMZ, BMUB) will join leaders from UN Environment, the World Bank and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) to announce the launch of a five-year partnership with the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), the world’s largest sustainable development platform involving all sectors (government, NGOs, private sector, civil society, media, youth, indigenous people).

Speakers will include Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany; Dr. Stefan Schmitz, Deputy Director General, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany; Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment; Karin Kemper, Senior Director for the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, World Bank and Robert Nasi, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

The press conference is scheduled to take place at the World Conference Center Bonn, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2, 53113 Bonn on December 19 at 12:30 p.m., on the first day of the two-day Global Landscapes Forum. The event will be covered by international media and live-streamed through a number of media outlets

Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.