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October 28 - 29, 2020

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GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World - One Health

Human transformation of Earth’s landscapes is driving biodiversity loss, climate change and the emergence of pandemics such as COVID-19, which is a stark reminder of the links between human, animal and environmental health. As the world prepares to ‘build back better’, new approaches are coming to the fore as a way of balancing competing land use demands, conserving the biodiversity and restoring planetary, and human, health.

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With global health, biodiversity and climate crises creating a world of unknowns, we still have the power to restore the Earth. Especially, in the run-up to the UN Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030. Join the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference to inform the global conversation on how to protect and sustainably use the variety of life forms on the planet —from seeds to sea turtles. Participate alongside top scientists, policymakers, indigenous groups and private sector representatives to also learn how leading organizations are uniting to transform the relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world.

Held under the theme ‘One World – One Health’, the two-day event will reach tens of millions of people, spotlight ecosystem restoration and contribute to the next global Biodiversity roadmap, advancing the global drive to ‘build back better’.

Check out GLF’s previous digital conference here.

The full conference experience, from home

No risks, no hassle. Just expert insights and networking from the comfort of your own home or office.

An action-packed agenda

Enjoy an action-packed agenda with 23+ sessions and workshops exploring all things biodiversity.

Meet experts and change-makers

Biodiversity experts, policymakers, communities on-the-ground and more will give inspiring talks and answer your questions live.

Network and connect

Connect one-on-one with other conference attendees and set up your own virtual meetings or join someone else's all within the platform.

Meet some of our speakers

Johan Rockström

Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam

Yvonne Aki Sawyerr

Mayor of Freetown

Benki Piyãnko

Terra Kampa do Rio Amônia

Jennifer Morgan

Greenpeace

Mark J. Plotkin

Amazon Conservation Team

H.E. Fekadu Beyene Aleka

Ethiopia

Carla Montesi

European Commission’s Directorate General for Development and Cooperation

Elizabeth Mrema

UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Kristine Tompkins

UN Patron of Protected Areas

Jochen Flasbarth

State Secretary, Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Sir Robert Watson

University of East Anglia

What's on the agenda?

The GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference will convene representatives from a wide range of sectors to address concerns at the crossroads of biodiversity, ecosystem restoration and global health. The event will showcase the latest perspectives from scientists, environmental practitioners, policymakers, banks, private corporations, Indigenous Peoples and local communities. Participants will present concrete solutions to conserve and restore the world’s biodiversity, which underpins the vital services natural systems provide to humans –from livelihoods to clean water and air.

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Connect with the Post-2020 agendas for biodiversity and ecosystem restoration, and help put biodiversity at the heart of a new global development paradigm

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Share methods and tools to restore biodiversity, ecosystems and economies through a holistic land- and seascape-approach

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Learn from Indigenous Peoples and local communities how biocultural diversity can be preserved by protecting community rights that safeguard effective local practices

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Understand the interrelation between biodiversity and finance, and find out what private investors can do to unleash the potential of nature to build a bio-economy

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Find out why agrobiodiversity is essential to ensure food and nutrition security for the current and future global population in the face of climate change

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Act from the principle that nature is not a problem but a solution. Harness the self-healing power of nature by designing your own nature-based solution to restore the well-being of people and nature.

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The COVID-19 crisis has caused the UN CBD to postpone the negotiations for its post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Yet, now is the time that the global community must step up and set a pathway for restoring the earth. Aligning with CBD’s envisioned pathways to transformative change and the 2020-2030 UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) advocates for a reorientation of our economic system, to reconcile the multiple interests, values and forms of resource use.

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Networking

This is your chance to meet with people of all backgrounds who are working on the ground, to swap ideas and gain insights into successful, integrated landscape restoration projects. Network with experts and peers using our digital platform.

Learning

Ask the questions you have been saving; chances are good that at this digital event, you’ll meet the right people who can give you answers – on food and livelihoods, finance and supply chains and ecosystem restoration.

Exposure

Already got some ideas and plans to restore the Earth? GLF Biodiversity 2020 gives you the platform to tell a global audience about them and drum up support. GLF Biodiversity will reach 100,000 people via livestream, and reach millions of people via social media.

"We see huge value in restoration of biodiversity, but we also need to quantify and monetize that value to make it relevant to companies."

Andre Fourie
Anheuser-Busch InBev

"By building an efficient system, we generate benefits for the planet. Success looks like a system that deals with all of these challenges: deforestation, biodiversity loss, plastic waste and more."

Mohamed Bakkar
Global Environment Facility

"Agriculture is supposed to be about biodiversity, about caring for the land. The history of industrial agriculture is a very recent mistake, and it must be corrected."

Vandana Shiva
environmental activist

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Melissa Angel

Communications Coordinator

m.kayeangel@cgiar.org

NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS

Nina Haase

Engagement and Growth Coordinator

n.haase@cgiar.org