The 2017 Global Landscapes Forum: Concept Note

Sustainable Landscapes are essential for the future we want: for food, livelihoods, health, renewable materials, energy, biodiversity, business development, trade, climate regulation and water.

The new phase of the GLF comes with 4 new levers to reach an audience larger than before, placing communities and local realities at the center of the conversation



Landscape learning enhances curricula and learning opportunities from primary school to post-graduate students.



Knowledge ensures that research findings and real-world experiences from landscapes are shared effectively.



Landscape News proved relevant and insights using the latest media technologies.



Events bring together landscape stakeholders in global, regional, local and thematic gathering.

The people you'll meet

The GLF Bonn 2017 event will be highlighting the launch of the next GLF phase and will be building a Community of Landscapes

“We need to move out of our comfort zones. That’s the philosophy of the Global Landscapes Forum- to bridge academic disciplines, expert communities and economic sectors to create a forum where everybody talks to everybody.”
Generic placeholder image
Emmanuela Shinta
Dayak Leader, Filmmaker and Activist, Ranu Welum Foundation

Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.

The GLF will have a small secretariat in Bonn, Germany to coordinate all of the above, operated by CIFOR.