This participatory plenary will be framed around the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, the Paris climate goals and the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, all of which call on the global community to ‘bend the curve’ on these critical issues. Key global policy makers, scientists as well as business and community leaders will inform the audience about plans in place for the new decade, and engage in critical discussion. Through constructive debate, we will explore how the new policy frameworks can spark a vivid societal dialogue, consolidate next steps and pave the way for direct global action from individuals, civil society, local authorities and the global business community.
Rome Centre for Sustainable Development Nature, Climate and Energy
Sir Robert WatsonHead of the scientific advisory group for the UNEP Global Assessments Synthesis Report
H.E. Fekadu Beyene AlekaCommissioner
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission of Ethiopia
Niria Alicia GarciaIndigenous leader and innovator
UN Young Champion of the Earth finalist
Johan RockströmDirector of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam
In the months preceding the GLF, participating organizations and individuals will connect, share, learn and act around five themes:
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