GLF AMAZONIA DIGITAL CONFERENCE:

THE TIPPING   POINT

*Free for residents of countries in Latin America & Caribbean

THE TIPPING   POINT

This digital conference has been made possible through the generous support of:

WHEN

21-23 September 2021

WHERE

Online

SOCIAL

#GLFAmazonia

The Amazon Biome is poised on the brink of an irreversible tipping point.

The biome is one of the most culturally and biologically diverse regions on Earth: it’s home to more than 30 million people, around 410 ethnic groups, and over a tenth of the planet’s known biodiversity, including many endemic and endangered species.

But 40% of the Amazon Biome is close to losing its function as water-generating rainforest – a catastrophe for human well-being and planetary health. We can change this trajectory if we work together and act now.

Uniting to save the world’s mightiest tropical forest

Join us online on September 21-23 for GLF Amazonia: the largest-ever global conference on the Amazon Biome.

The event will bring together new and traditional knowledge and perspectives from key actors across the biome, to explore how we can preserve and restore the biological and cultural diversity of the world’s mightiest humid tropical forest.

We will leverage the latest evidence, innovation and business cases; convene partnerships; generate public support; and help build propositions to balance competing land-use demands between forestry, agriculture and restoration.

The conference will also include a three-day film festival and a multimedia cultural gallery, which will feature documentaries, art, photos, music and stories from across the region – and the people who create them.   

An open invitation

With coverage in English, Portuguese and Spanish, GLF Amazonia is open to attendees from all walks of life, including scientists, policymakers, activists, youth, investors, restoration practitioners, community and Indigenous groups, civil society organizations, media and more.

GLF Amazonia is free for everyone in Latin America and the Caribbean, and only 10-15 Euros for those living outside the region. Sign up to help secure a sustainable future for the Amazon Biome! 

What's on the agenda?

01
Connect with different biocultural identities in the Amazon Biome to develop a new, inclusive and sustainable development paradigm.
02
Share local solutions to conserve and restore the biocultural diversity of the Amazon Biome. Explore how integrated landscape approaches can safeguard human-nature relations.
03
Learn from Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities and Afro-descendants to create new synergies between traditional knowledge, innovative practices and cutting-edge science.
04

Understand the business case for restoration, and establish recommendations for scaling nature-based value chains.

05

Encourage new commitments to upscale cross-sectoral land-use planning in the Amazonian Biome, and strengthen governance mechanisms that protect the rights of local actors.

06
Act towards an equitable, resilient and circular bioeconomy that is powered by nature and grounded in the rights of local communities. Explore the incentives, disincentives and policy instruments needed to bring nature-based businesses and value chains to scale.
07
Support existing grassroots initiatives, campaigns and movements in the Amazon Biome, and create new alliances to enhance human and ecological health.

Meet some of our speakers

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal Otalora

Former Minister of Environment of Peru

Benki Piyãko

Ashaninka Community Leader, Terra Kampa do Rio Amônia

Nemonte Nenquimo

Waorani leader

Gavin Schmidt

NASA Senior Climate Advisor

Marina Silva

Brazilian politician and environmentalist

Jaime Guevara

Mayor, Província de Pastaza, Ecuador

Luciana Gatti

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

Marino Velasco

Security of the Asháninka Pampa Michi Native Community, Peru

Angela Mendes

Socio-environmental Activist, Ashoka Brasil's fellow, Coordinator of Chico Mendes Comittee

Flávio Dino

Governor of Maranhão Sate, Brazil

Selma Deadina

Executive Secretary

Learn how you, your organization or community can contribute

What will you do at GLF Amazonia?

Watch the event teaser

Host a launchpad or a session, volunteer, suggest a speaker and more here, or take a stand and participate in the youth (18 to 35 years old) e-dialogues or the Amazonian storytelling competition here

DIGITAL CONFERENCE

JOIN THE CONVERSATION, TAKE ACTION
 

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

CONTESTS, SEMINARS, VOLUNTEERING

TAKE A STAND

YOUTH PROGRAM IN AMAZONIA
 

Why is this conference important?

40 percent of the Amazon nears the tipping point of irreversibly losing its function as water generating rainforest – a catastrophe for human wellbeing and planetary health that can still be prevented if the world acts now.

And do you want to know the experts shaping this conference? Check out the GLF Amazonia Knowledge Committee.

Sponsors

Media Partners

What will you do at GLF Amazonia?

GLF Amazonia will build on lessons learned from the creation and management of protected areas, Indigenous reserves and community forests. The territories within the Amazon require an integrated, transboundary and rights-based approach to catalyzing restoration and conservation efforts. Space must be created for Indigenous groups, local communities and institutions to connect to global processes and technologies, in order to combine new innovations and old practices, balance development and conservation, and embed inclusive, equitable and sustainable bio economies within Amazonian landscapes.

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Primary language

Watch GLF sessions on demand

Catch previously-recorded GLF conference sessions on our event playlists

Contacts

GENERAL INQUIRIES

Global Landscapes Forum

Information

infogloballandscapesforum[dot]org

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Melissa Angel

Communications Coordinator

M.KayeAngelcgiar[dot]org

NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS

Nina Haase

Engagement and Growth Coordinator

n.haasecgiar[dot]org