Videos: Plenary

Sparking A Mass Restoration Movement – GLF Accra 2019

5 Nov 2019

Restoring 350 million hectares of degraded landscapes across the globe — 100 million of that in Africa — is a mammoth task that no single organization can implement on its own. Nothing less than a mass movement is needed to underpin the required scale of social, ecological and economic transformations across various landscapes. New forms […]

Morning Introduction: Connecting Communities – Catalysts for Restoration

4 Nov 2019

As we look toward the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, now is the critical time to share knowledge, create new thinking and identify and scale innovative solutions for landscape restoration that is inclusive and ensures the rights of all stakeholders. GLF Accra will begin with an energising session that aims to inspire participants, foster networking and […]

African Women in Sustainable Business and Environment Management – GLF Accra 2019

4 Nov 2019

Women and men often use and manage resources in different ways, while also observing and experiencing degradation differently. Indeed, in many countries, women traditionally have had the responsibility for many aspects of land use and management, including collection and preparation of fuelwood, fodder, water, fruits, medicinal herbs and seeds. Despite a growing focus on gender […]

Restoring Africa’s Landscapes – From the Ground Up – GLF Accra 2019

1 Nov 2019

With the anticipated restoration of 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land across Africa by 2030, the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) is literally the biggest restoration effort across the globe. Conditional on receipt of technical and financial support, various African countries have committed to significantly scale up restoration on the ground, to […]

The Decade to Act – GLF Accra 2019

1 Nov 2019

What the global community needs to achieve has been made very clear: The United Nations has issued a massive global ‘call to action’ to mobilize the political and financial support necessary to restore the world’s deforested and degraded ecosystems over the coming decade,to support the wellbeing of 3.2 billion people around the globe. More than […]

Afternoon Plenary Restoring Africa’s Landscape – Connecting Efforts – GLF Accra 2019

30 Oct 2019

The Bonn Challenge’s ambitious global forest restoration targets were set during a high-level event in 2011 in Bonn, organized by the Government of Germany and IUCN. These targets were later endorsed and extended to 2030 by the New York Declaration on Forests at the 2014 UN Climate Summit. This plenary session will bring together representatives […]