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October 28 - 29, 2020

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GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World - One Health

Integrated land- and seascape approaches are effective instruments for mainstreaming biodiversity in the post-2020 era. They can help to address the major drivers of biodiversity loss, and offer cross-sectoral policy instruments to combine nature conservation, ecological restoration and sustainable land and water use at a larger scale.

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With global health pandemics and climate change creating a world of unknowns, we still have the power to step up to restore the earth. Join thousands of biodiversity experts, scientists, policymakers, journalists, activists, private sector and Indigenous groups at the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference to learn how the world’s leading organizations are uniting in the wake of COVID-19 to conserve and protect the world’s disappearing biodiversity—from seeds to sea turtles. Held under the theme ‘One World – One Health’, this two-day event will reach tens of millions of people, spotlight ecosystem restoration and contribute to the UN CBD’s Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, making 2020 the super year for nature and biodiversity.

Check out GLF’s previous digital conference here.

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Meet some of GLF’s past speakers

Holden Thorp

Science Family of Journals

Vandana Shiva

Scholar and environmental activist

Jane Goodall

The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

Musonda Mumba

UN Environment

Bill McKibben

350.org

Sônia Guajajara

Brazilian politician and activist

Vanessa Nakate

Climate justice activist

Douglas Rushkoff

Media theorist

Annika Terrana

World Wildlife Fund

Jimmy Smith

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Kate Jones

University College London

What's on the agenda?

The GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference will bring together stakeholders from a range of sectors and backgrounds to collectively share solutions to ongoing global issues related to biodiversity, ecosystem restoration, and public health. The event will showcase unique perspectives from scientists, environmental practitioners, policymakers, banks, private corporations, Indigenous Peoples, local communities and the wider public to demonstrate the ways in which we can “build back better” to restore the Earth.

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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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WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

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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What is biodiversity?

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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

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Nina Haase

Engagement and Growth Coordinator

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