Agenda (draft)

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Running throughout: Landscape Pavilions and Booths, Landscape Talks, Landscape Laboratories and Networking Opportunities

Bonn: UTC/GMT +1
07:30-08:45
Registration
Lobby
09:00-10:30
Discussion Forums
11:00-12:30
Opening plenary: The future of the Global Landscapes Forum | Livestream:
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New York
  • Robert Nasi

    Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

  • Keynote speaker: H.E. Ameenah Gurib Fakim

    President of the Republic of Mauritius

  • Barbara Hendricks

    Federal Minister, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

  • Stefan Schmitz

    Deputy Director-General and Commissioner, "One World - No Hunger" Initiative - German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Erik Solheim

    Executive Director, UN Environment

  • Karin Kemper

    Senior Director for the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, World Bank

  • Andrew Steer

    President and CEO, WRI

  • Roberto Borrero

    Programs and Communications Coordinator, International Indian Treaty Council

  • Salina Abraham

    Youth Coordinator, Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

  • Naoko Ishii

    CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

  • Video address: Alec Baldwin

    Actor and Environmental Activist

12:30-13:45
Lunch and structured networking
Lobby and Pavilion Areas
14:00-15:30
Discussion Forums
15:30-16:00
Structured networking
Lobby and Pavilion Areas
16:00-17:30
Discussion Forums
17:45-19:15
Plenary: A holistic and landscape view on change | Livestream:
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New York
  • Sadhguru

    Mystic and visionary - Founder, Isha Foundation

    In conversation with:
    Erik Solheim

    Executive Director, UN Environment

  • Lina Dolores Pohl Alfaro

    Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, El Salvador

  • Felipe Calderón

    Former President of Mexico

  • Marcos Terena

    Professor of Traditional and Spiritual Knowledge of the Indigenous People and Coordinator of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity

  • Maria Margarida Ribeiro da Silva

    Co-founder , Nossa Senhora do Perpétuo Socorro do Rio Arimum Agroextractivist Cooperative

  • Video address: Jacques Attali

    Economic and social theorist, writer, political adviser and senior civil servant, Positive Planet; A&A

19:30-21:00
Youth in landscapes evening
Nairobi 1 - 2
19:30-20:15
Plenary: Ask Me Anything: Sadhguru | Livestream:
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New York

Running throughout: Landscape Pavilions and Booths, Landscape Talks, Landscape Laboratories and Networking Opportunities

Bonn: UTC/GMT +1
07:30-08:45
Registration
Lobby
09:00-10:30
Discussion Forums
11:00-12:30
Discussion Forums
12:30-13:45
Lunch
14:00-14:30
Announcing Wangari Maathai Award recipient | Livestream:
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New York
  • Robert Nasi

    Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

  • Hiroto Mitsugi

    Assistant Director-General of Forestry Department , FAO

  • Marcos Terena

    Professor of Traditional and Spiritual Knowledge of the Indigenous People and Coordinator of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity

14:00-16:00
Plenary: Creating movements from the community to the world | Livestream:
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New York
16:00-16:30
Structured networking
Lobby Venue, Pavilion Areas
16:30-18:00
Discussion Forums
18:00-19:00
Closing plenary: The way forward | Livestream:
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New York
19:00-20:00
Evening reception
Lobby and Pavilion Areas

Day 1: Tuesday, 19 December

Bonn: UTC/GMT +1
09:00-10:30
Seven ways to channel investment to restoration

WRI’s new report, Roots of Prosperity: The Economics and Finance of Restoring Land, aims to help governments and other decision-makers to leverage financial resources and develop effective policy to scale up forest and landscape restoration. The report draws on research and case studies from around the world, revealing that restoring degraded land has the potential to deliver up to thirty times the initial investment in benefits. It discusses the seven barriers to finance for restoration and outlines policies and financial mechanisms that will unlock capital.

Press release

Montreal
14:00-15:30
Tracking progress on the world’s largest restoration effort | Livestream:
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will release the Barometer Spotlight Report 2017, a new report tracking progress on an ambitious global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030. The report provides a snapshot of progress on the Bonn Challenge, with an emphasis on efforts underway in Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, Rwanda and the United States.

 

Launch of the IUCN Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress Spotlight Report 2017

Launch of the IUCN Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress Spotlight Report 2017 – Run of Show

 

Presentations (PDFs):Radhika Dave,Felix Rurangwa,Leslie Weldon

Montreal

Day 2: Wednesday, 20 December

Bonn: UTC/GMT +1
09:00-10:30
Special Issue of the International Forestry Review: Studies on forest landscape restoration in hilly and mountainous regions of Asia and Africa

The field of forest landscape restoration (FLR) is quickly gaining traction now that national commitments to restore degraded lands under the 2011 Bonn Challenge have reached upwards of 160 million ha. While the growing literature on FLR and associated methodologies being proposed emphasizes the importance of including stakeholders in decision making and implementation, local communities in hilly and mountainous regions often face particular challenges. The papers in this Special Issue of the International Forestry Review shed light on some of the approaches incorporated in FLR design and its outcomes in cases from China, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. These include direct subsidies or PES, land distributions and devolution of resource rights, engagement of communities in participatory management, and other approaches. Taken together, the studies in this Special Issue bring together a range of insights into the diversity of approaches favouring the implementation of FLR, particularly in sloping landscapes, under varying social and ecological conditions.

Resources

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cfa/ifr

SPECIAL ISSUE – FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION: Exclosures as forest and landscape restoration tools: lessons from Tigray Region, Ethiopia

Authors: E. BIRHANE; T. MENGISTU; Y. SEYOUM; N. HAGAZI; L. PUTZEL; M. MEKONEN RANNESTAD; H. KASSA

Appeared or available online: November 9, 2017

SPECIAL ISSUE – FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION: A segregated assessment of total carbon stocks by the mode of origin and ecological functions of forests: implication on restoration potential

Authors: P.R. NEUPANE; A. GAULI; T. MARASENI; D. KÜBLER; P. MUNDHENK; M.V. DANG; M. KÖHL

Appeared or available online: November 9, 2017

SPECIAL ISSUE – FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION: Change in land use and ecosystem services delivery from community-based forest landscape restoration in the Phewa Lake watershed, Nepal

Authors: K. PAUDYAL; H. BARAL; L. PUTZEL; S. BHANDARI; R.J. KEENAN

Appeared or available online: October 25, 2017

 

 

Montreal
12:30-13:45
Open Forests

Developers of landscape projects have a hard time conveying complex project stories in a compelling way. The ProjectExplorer integrates cutting-edge presentation technologies to tell the story on an interactive web map with up-to-date project information like georeferenced multimedia elements, such as 360° aerial panoramas, pictures, and videos. The accessibility of information and the spatial context create a new level of transparency.

Montreal

German Pavilion

The “German Pavilion” will provide an overview of major initiatives supported by the German Government covering the themes of rights based approaches, spatial approaches and landscape restoration as well as measuring progress towards climate and SDG’s. Major initiatives portrayed in the pavilion are SEWOH (One World – No Hunger) and the German IKI (International Climate Initiative). Other international initiatives supported by Germany such as AFR 100 (African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative) and the Bonn Challenge will be featured as well. Funding for all showcased initiatives in the German Pavilion comes from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) and/or the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

The pavilion will demonstrate Germany’s full commitment to the vision of the global landscapes forum, which is reflected in its active support to the work of the Forum as well as via a broad variety of landscape related projects on the ground.

  • Media release: Global Landscapes Forum 2017 German Pavilion – “Sustainable Landscapes” WCCB, 19-20th December 2017. Download PDF
  • German Pavilion Mini-sessions: December 19. Download PDF
  • German Pavilion Mini-sessions: December 20. Download PDF

Inclusive Landscapes Finance Pavilion

Join us at the Inclusive Landscapes Finance Pavilion throughout GLF for engaging discussions on all aspects of landscapes finance. 

Hosted by the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative, this pavilion will advance discussion, collaboration and partnerships around the topics of inclusive landscape investment models, how good governance and landscape finance are connected, finance and investment coordination at the landscape level, and innovative new financing mechanisms to support integrated landscapes.  

Make connections that will help you make investments that deliver financial, social and environmental returns in partnership with local people. Learn about tools and support that can help you access the right types of finance for your landscape’s goals. Find out more about research, programs and projects that support inclusivity in landscape investment. Discover how to get started in your own institution or landscape, and who can help.

Indigenous Peoples Pavilion

There will be three sessions consisting of a brief video presentation, panel presentations and interactive discussions with participants.

1. Our Heritage, our Future: Indigenous peoples’ water management systems

Indigenous peoples have been practicing sustainable water management systems, not only for their daily needs and livelihoods but also for the profound spiritual values of water.  However, indigenous peoples are facing serious threats in sustaining these practices including their rights to water and livelihoods due to fracking, extractive activities, among others. indigenous peoples in coastal areas continue their traditional fishing practices and related conservation of corals and marine resources. Indigenous leaders from North America and the Pacific will share their experiences and will highlight the need to protect indigenous peoples’ water management systems in relation to their livelihoods, cultures and other collective right. Other speakers are invited to share their work and reflections on this critical issue, and there will be interactive discussions of ways forward to protect the water rights and sustainable water and resource management systems of indigenous peoples in the context of climate change and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

2. The role of Pastoralism in achieving SDGs under a  Landscape approach

The session will include the analysis and presentations on the role of pastoralism as a viable livelihood system across significant landscapes in Africa, Asia, Russia and parts of northern America and Europe in the advancement and implementation of the SDGs with local contexts and perspectives will be shared and discussed. The event will also highlight national and regional policy actions that need to be reinforced within the GLF framework to reflect most intimately the significant contribution of pastoralism to the economies of countries as well as the challenges experienced especially related to trans-boundary concerns on mobility that is a copying strategy critical for the survival of the livelihood system. The recognition of the practice at global level arrangements is still low and this event will help raise the profile of pastoralism within the GLF processes.

3. Rights and Livelihoods under threat: Sustainable Agroforestry practices of indigenous peoples for food security and biodiversity

Millions of indigenous peoples South and Southeast Asia, South and Central America continue to persist in practicing the centuries-old system of shifting cultivation or rotational agriculture as a form of sustainable agro-forestry.  It is linked to their distinct cultures, and a major source of food security and the conservation of forest biodiversity.  In fact, 80 % of the forest biodiversity are found in indigenous peoples. However, it is considered as a main driver of deforestation and forest degradation. On one hand, Existing policies and regulations thereby continue to criminalize this practice, resulting to arbitrary arrest and detention, payment of penalties, hunger, loss of traditional knowledge among others. On the other hand, the conversion of forest lands to logging and mining concessions, agribusiness and others is taking place on a massive scale and with impunity in violation to the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands, territories and resources, to their livelihoods and cultural heritage.  Even in the context of REDD+, the implementation of the readiness phase fails to ensure forest land tenure for indigenous peoples and the protection of their sustainable forest management system in many countries as critical in forest conservation and management for climate changes.

This session will address policy issues in relation to forest conservation, as well as the respect for indigenous peoples’ rights in the context of threats, challenges, opportunities and ways forward. Speakers will be indigenous representatives, advocates, donors and research/academic institutions.  There will be an interactive discussion with participants of this session.

Topics:

  • Traditional water management systems
  • Pastoralism and Livestock enhancement
  • Shifting cultivation/rotational agriculture
  • Traditional fishing

Development Solutions Pavilion

Join a wide range of host organizations in this Pavilion designed to highlight innovative and unique solutions to global development challenges. From land rights campaigning to sustainable ecosystem management to integrated conservation and livelihood approaches, these organizations and solutions are tackling pressing global problems head-on and sharing their solutions to engender sustainable and equitable landscapes with the GLF audience.

 

Resources:

Innovative IDEAS on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) with achieving the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in local languages

 

Topics:

  • Primary forests & ecosystem services
  • Sustainable ecosystem services management: Tackling poverty and enriching human wellbeing
  • Building up momentum with the Land Rights Now campaign
  • Realizing sustainable landscapes - J-REDD, supply chain transparency, implementing programs at the landscape level
  • Landscape restoration at the national level
  • Innovative IDEAS on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) with achieving the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in local languages

Restoration Pavilion

The Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) confronts the world-wide problem of deforestation through its global network of grassroots level practitioners and supporters.  As a “think and do tank” the GPFLR acts as a nexus of coordination in the effort to fulfil the Bonn Challenge to restore 350 million hectares of deforested land 2030. With a track record of high-level events showcasing cutting-edge research and ground-breaking initiatives, the GPFLR’s Restoration Pavilion will bring forward decision-makers from the local, national and international level to drive a diverse agenda ranging from Natural Regeneration, integration of forest resources, monitoring, capacity building and regional schemes such as AFR100 and Initiative 20×20.

 

Topics:

  • Natural Regeneration (including FMNR) and Biodiversity Conservation in Restoration
  • Capacity building, training & education for landscape restoration
  • Bonn Challenge
  • Regional Initiatives, including AFR100 and Initiative 20x20
  • Measuring, monitoring and assessment of progress
  • Working landscapes: LUP and governance, gender and migration; transforming rural economies (including producers’ organizations, value chains, people’s participation, etc)
  • Integrating forest genetic resources for resilient restoration

Day 1: Tuesday, 19 December

Bonn: UTC/GMT +1

Landscape Talks Block 1 - 09:00-10:30 | Livestream:
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New York

Landscape Talks Block 2 - 14:00-15:30 | Livestream:
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New York

Day 2: Wednesday, 20 December

Bonn: UTC/GMT +1

Landscape Talks Block 1 - 09:00-10:30 | Livestream:
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Landscape Talks Block 2 - 11:00-12:30 | Livestream:
RECORDED

Landscape Talks Block 3 - 16:30-18:00 | Livestream:
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