Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2018: As it happened

“We have to be defiant in what we are trying to achieve" Durreen Shahnaz, founder of Impact Investment Exchange, the world's first social stock exchange.

On December 1-2, more than 1,000 representatives of government, international, non-governmental and indigenous organizations, activists, finance, private sector, youth, scientists and media came together gathered at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, to connect, learn and share ideas and experiences on how to move from commitment to action towards reaching sustainable landscapes.

Over the last two months, more than 115,000 people visited the GLF Bonn 2018 website and around 24,000,000 people were reached on social media. Over the two-day event, almost 12,000 livestream pageviews were recorded from 126 countries. #GLFBonn2018 and #thinklandscape trended in the region for two days. The Landscape Heroes campaign gathered 100 applications from all corners of the world, with over 10,000 votes. While the Landscape Academy officially launched with UNEP and Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation on 1 December received almost 1000 course registrations.


Event highlights

Top 5 Landscape Heroes

from the GLF Bonn campaign were celebrated on stage through a video showcasing their work to transform landscapes and livelihoods.


Congratulations to the most inspiring Landscape Hero stories!