GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference 2020: As it happened
On 28-29 October, more than 5,000 people from 148 countries gathered online at the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health to advocate for the importance of biodiversity in preventing future crises of global pandemics and climate change. Indigenous leaders, policy experts, heads of global organizations, youth and more came together in 50 sessions, plenaries, virtual tours, launches to exchange knowledge and inform decision-makers about the crucial interdependencies of all life on Earth. 15 white papers were published by participating organizations, providing critical insight on how humanity can make the transition from exploiting to restoring the Earth’s ecosystems. The messages shared reached more than 35 million people on social media, a testament to the global discourse recognizing the urgency of bending the curve of biodiversity loss.
I think all of us should be ‘prisoners of hope’. We shouldn’t preach doom and gloom. We should be talking about what can be done to benefit all of us on this planet.
We need to link farmers and customers: “If a farmer knows his customer, he will never poison their food. If a customer knows the farmer growing his food, they won’t bargain with him.
The pandemic is a clear and present sign that we are doing something wrong, and a gateway to do something better.
How do we reconnect with nature? We do it by falling in love with what gives us life. That means restoring the water protectors which are the salmon runs
The relationship between people and nature must be one of interdependence, otherwise we risk overlooking something that Indigenous Peoples have known all along: that we are nature and nature is us, and failing to see this simple truth is what has gotten us into this mess in the first place.
If we fail to act now, future generations will ask why did we not act to save the earth given all the evidence we have?
We rely on nature for everything… it’s inherent to everything we are and do.
Communities' roots are entangled with forest roots, if we fail to one we fail the other
Without realizing the One Health approach, sustainable development cannot be achieved
Experts recognize the links between the landscape approach and the three-pronged approach to holistic health
Green bonds fall short in biodiversity and sustainable land-use finance, says research29 Oct 2020
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Local leaders join the GLF movement for sustainable landscapes around the world30 Oct 2020
Into the invisible, indispensable world of microbial biodiversity26 Oct 2020
Cloud forests: narrow bands of biodiversity filled with mist, fog and mystery26 Oct 2020
Thought leaders in biodiversity: Building hope for the future
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GLF in Action: Kicking off the first GLFx chapters and announcing the Restoration Stewards
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For forests’ sake: transforming extractive industries and infrastructure to achieve NYDF Goal 3
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2020s Landscape Hero: Prey Lang Community Network
The network of Indigenous communities living in and around the Prey Lang forest in Cambodia is the winner of the GLF 2020 Landscape Heroes award, which celebrates people taking action to safeguard the planet’s biodiversity. The network was selected by a panel of experts among 80 submissions from around the world, while environmental specialist Jorge Watanabe emerged as ‘audience favorite’ for his landscape restoration initiative in Peru. Both were announced at the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health.