The 2019 annual GLF event will focus the world’s attention on the fundamental importance of rights to address the current environmental crisis. Linking people to landscapes, the GLF will explore the essential contributions of indigenous peoples, local communities, and rural and indigenous women and youth in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement on climate change, highlighting the transformative role of rights and rights-based approaches for securing a more just, sustainable and prosperous future for all.
Bound to be the year’s biggest international event on rights, GLF Bonn 2019 will leverage the Forum’s platforms to support the widespread adoption of a rights-based approach to sustainability that recognizes and protects rural and indigenous rights and their critical role as nature’s stewards. The GLF aims to make this year a turning point for how rights, traditional knowledge and proposed solutions from the ground are respected, considered and implemented in policy, action and investment cycles globally. Connect, share, learn and act with the GLF in Kyoto and be part of the change!
Join more than 1,000 participants, along with a global online audience in the thousands, for two exciting days of lively discussion, knowledge-sharing and innovation at GLF Bonn 2019. There are many ways you can participate, from our plenary panel discussion and tabletop exhibitions to online discussion forums and digital summits.
In the next ten years alone the worsening situation of the world’s arid regions will affect 50 million people
I think there are many stars that are aligning now. There are popular protests for stronger climate action. There is clear understanding that if we are to stop biodiversity loss, we have to conserve what is left – stop the bleeding – but also give patient Earth, who is in the emergency ward, a blood transfusion.
When I first attended this conference, I talked about a cresting wave and that you had a long period of the trough. It was about to break. Well, I think it broke in Paris during the COP21.
"To achieve real sustainable land management, we need to bring people together from across the various sectors that have implications for land use change: agriculture, environment, water, etc."
Life on this planet is at stake. For too many, life itself is at stake
To restore ecological function, social equity and financial profitability, there must be a combined business case, environmental rationale and social logic.
Governments need to step back and think about what this IPCC Special Report means and we need to ensure that all countries will support the Paris Agreement.
When I started working in forest and landscape about 20 years ago, only innovative capital like GEF was promoting links between production and conservation; but today is a very special day. Having the private and Banking sectors investing in sustainable landscape is a revolution.
The event will be held at Maritim Hotel, Bonn.
To address the challenges of bringing different systems of knowledge and understanding into conversation and collaboration, the GLF will create a space for transformational learning where participants will be invited to step back and reflect on how they consider and approach pressing issues. Through this process, actors can co-learn through better understanding their own positions, perspectives and perceptions as well as those of other actors. This knowledge can then be used to foster more meaningful and effective partnerships, avoid and overcome potential conflicts, and advance global inclusivity and understanding. Conference objectives:
- To amplify the transformational role of rights in the identification and implementation of sustainability solutions
- To advance the adoption of a rights-based approach to sustainability, including the launch of a new collaborative partnership to establish a gold standard on this approach; and
- To create a new global narrative that recognizes indigenous peoples and local communities as bearers of rights and solutions to our common challenges.
- Latest knowledge and instruments to measure progress toward achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement
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