Join us in Bonn in person or online and enjoy a lush agenda, with sessions mapping out how to make progress on sustainability commitments. Leading environmental stakeholders will shape conversations spanning the 5 core GLF themes. Keep checking our agenda updates.
This talk will show how financing sustainable landscapes requires a comprehension of the systems driving ecosystem loss and degradation, public regulatory and fiscal policy, and the arsenal of potential finance solutions.
- Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA)New York
Godi Godar is the founder and Chief of Go Conscious Earth (GCEarth), a U.S. non-profit organization founded in 2012. Godar grew up in the Bantomba tribe on Lake Tumba in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has been living in the US since 1987. He started GCEarth in response to pleas from his tribe to […]
- Go Conscious Earth (GCEarth)New York
Exciting examples of sustainable landscape management occur when governments, private organisations and civil society organisations work together to establish and finance new courses of action. There is a great flurry of new arrangements observing to these ‘landscape commons’. Similar to the Chamber of Commerce, we need more structural and vocal representation of these kind of […]
- WAAGNew York
This landscape talk will focus on viewing forest management as part of a wider landscape management approach. By showcasing a solution for sustainable and integrative forest management that has been successfully practiced in Central Asia, the talk aims at highlighting the need for a landscape perspective in forest management planning to address the various environmental, social, and economic challenges that forest management faces.
The talk will focus on the case of Tajikistan, where the Joint Forest Management (JFM) approach was used successfully. JFM allows the local population – either individuals or groups – to actively participate in forest management and support the rehabilitation of degraded natural forests.
- Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)New York
The talk will have a strong community focus and will include learning around how to
support women, girls and vulnerable groups to find their voice in decisions around natural
resource management and particularly with respect to growing their role in the administration of Payment for Ecosystem Service funds in historically patriarchal societies.
- Flora and Fauna International (FFI)New York
Host: Laure D’Astorg, Alliance for the Preservation of Forests Sector-wide approaches, developed in silos so far, have not been effective in fighting deforestation. With an urgency to act in a concerted way, the multi-sector approach is the only way to stop deforestation according to the scientific community and NGOs. The Alliance for the Preservation of […]
- Alliance for the Preservation of ForestsNew York
The explorer.land is an interactive web-based project presentation and communication platform that supports the sharing of landscape restoration experiences. Alexander will make the case based on a real project, highlighting how visualization and storytelling can help projects create attention, engagement and collaboration with a broad group of stakeholders like governments, funding organizations, NGOs and the […]
- OpenForestsNew York
From local to global and from production to conservation; in any given landscape we find many functions and interests. For sustainable landscapes it is key to understand how these interests are balanced in rules and decision-making processes, and how this influences the behavior of actors in the landscape. Tropenbos International and EcoAgriculture Partners have developed […]
- Tropenbos InternationalNew York
This talk will spark a discussion about the opportunities, but also the limits, of how far scientists can make their results accessible to local communities or at least to certification bodies such as FSC that have more established participation processes. While there are inherent difficulties in making complex issues accessible to people across various educational […]
- ETH ZürichNew York
Various solutions to land restoration exist already. What is needed is upscaling through education, partnerships and sustainable business models to move from pledges to implementation to tackle the grand challenge of land restoration globally. The private sector has financial resources for scaling up land restoration. What is vital is that business professionals are educated about […]
- ENABLE ConsortiumNew York
This talk will focus on rights in property ownership, rural land tenures and capabilities of rural communities to participate in landscape restoration. The aim is to bring community voices to the table through data collection, interaction and partnerships. In doing so, we ensure that not only are the local communities educated and informed on restoration […]
- Egerton UniversityNew York
This talk will showcase, using smallholder examples, the FSC’s work in: – Monitoring approaches for measuring success in landscape restoration – Policy, governance, and financing instruments to support integrated approaches in productive landscapes – Experiences and outcomes with payments for externalities – Innovative schemes for connecting local communities and SMEs, project developers and financiers for […]
- Forest Stewardship Council International (FSC)New York
Dr. Jefferson Hall’s research focuses on understanding the flow of goods and services provided by tropical forests and how they change with land use and climate change. He is also the Director of Smithsonian’s Agua Salud project which includes a 700-hectare landscape-scale laboratory to understand the role of biodiversity in regulating stream flow, sequestering carbon, […]
- Smithsonian InstitutionNew York
This talk will present the Olam Palm Gabon plantations, the world’s first independently verified climate-positive palm plantations, which have catalysed a multi-stakeholder initiative for sustainable agriculture, including a national land use plan and enabling regulatory framework, in the world’s most rainforest-rich nation. Palm oil is the world’s most controversial crop, but beyond the polemic, what […]
- Olam InternationalNew York
The WWF’s Landscape Finance Lab, Commonland and Gold Standard will present a new approach for scaling-up landscape restoration that combines their respective methodologies. This will be followed by a short panel discussion inviting audience participation (both online and in the room) and feedback as to whether such new methodologies are useful.
- World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)Wien 1-2
This side event underpins the diversity of landscape realities, the complexity of territorial development and the consequent need for holistic approaches.
- Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), OECDBangkok 1-2
The AFR100 side-event will discuss youth participation in AFR100 and how to enable young people to benefit from implementing FLR in terms of job opportunities and economic perspectives,giving a voice to young people from Africa and linking them to the global restoration agenda. This session will bring together a variety of stakeholders from different sectors […]
- AFR 100, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), World Resources Institute (WRI), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World BankNew York
The session “Protecting Tropical Peatlands Together – a Triple win for the Climate, People and the Planet” will delve into the collaboration of the Global Peatlands Initiative partners. We will highlight the importance of peatlands as a key and often overlooked ecosystem for climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services. We will […]
- Global Peatlands Initiative, UN Environment, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Greifswald Mire Centre, Ministry of Environment Peru (MINAM), Ministry of Environment and Tourism Republic of Congo, Ramsar SecretariatWien 1-2
The session “Protecting Tropical Peatlands Together – a Triple win for the Climate, People and the Planet” will delve into the collaboration of the Global Peatlands Initiative partners. We will highlight the importance of peatlands as a key and often overlooked ecosystem for climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services. We will exchange on innovative climate-smart management and South South cooperation at a global scale within the Global Peatlands Initiative! The partners will share their progress in working together at many levels to tackle the challenge of peatlands protection and restoration. Ministers will share how the Brazzaville Declaration on Peatlands commits the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia to work together with the Global Peatlands Initiative partners to protect tropical peatlands. Ministers will also share actions and experience on peatland management, livelihood opportunities, enabling policy frameworks and on the recently launched International Tropical Peatland Center in Indonesia.
- Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), DRC Ministry of Environment, Conservation of Nature and Tourism (MECNT), Ministry of Environment Peru (MINAM), Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia, UN Environment, Ramsar Secretariat, Wageningen UniversityWien 1-2
Bamboo and rattan have been variously described as ‘vegetal steel’, ‘green gold’ and ‘the wise man’s timber’. These plants combined have over 10,000 individual uses, providing a varied and sustainable source of income to people who harvest or make products from them. They are important resources, used for everything from poverty reduction to sustainable construction […]
FAO and the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) will present the Decision Support Framework (DSF) developed within the GEF/FAO project ‘decision support for mainstreaming and scaling out Sustainable Land Management (DS-SLM)’ which provides guidance to countries on scaling up SLM. This links Land Degradation (LD) & SLM assessment tools at different levels […]
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Bangkok 1-2
- New York
Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a global initiative to identify and celebrate existing local, national and regional solutions for biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resource use, facilitate knowledge exchange, and support broader application of success stories.
- Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UN Environment, Rare, GRID-Arendal, IFOAM-Organics InternationalBangkok 1-2