• 29 October 2020
  • 12:00-12:30

Launch of GLFx

Plenaries, sessions and launchpads will be available in three languages: English, Spanish and French.

A constellation of independently organized local chapters launched today to galvanize community-led action for more sustainable landscapes. This global movement, known as GLFx, will catalyse and scale up local landscape actions by the indigenous people, and as well build local capacity with the knowledge, connections and technologies they need to take the future of the landscapes they inhabit in their hands.

The initiative offers members access to leading scientists, the virtual library of the (GLF) and inspiring events organized near them. Members will also benefit from support of their local chapter coordinators and GLF partners to turn their ideas into practical solutions.

There is a growing global movement of people committed to transforming the relationship between humans and nature. The number and quality of GLFx proposals to advance healthier, more productive and more resilient landscapes are testament to that.

GLFx chapters represent a broad range of objectives, types of expertise, generations and regions, including Veracruz (Mexico), Nairobi (Kenya), Lilongwe (Malawi) and Xingu (Brazil). The all-women Veracruz team, for example, has come together to inspire indigenous communities in Los Tuxtlas reef system to adopt sustainable fishing practices. That would allow them to establish a community-based marine reserve and protect fish stocks, which are a cornerstone of their livelihoods.