GLF Bonn 2019. Putting rights at the heart of sustainable landscapes.
Linking people and places, the conference will explore how rights-based strategies can help create a more just, sustainable and prosperous future for all.LEARN MORE
Dig deep into rights. This year, participants are pushing for widespread adoption of a rights-based approach to sustainability. Recognizing, respecting and protecting rural and indigenous people and their role as sustainable landscape managers. Join to connect, share, learn and act: be part of the change.
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Planning for the future health of the planet
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Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Indigenous Peoples Major Group for the SDGs
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The world’s largest knowledge-led multi-sectoral platform for integrated land use. Over 1,000 delegates will mingle with top names in government, international organizations, people on the frontlines battling climate change, investors, journalists and more.
GLF Bonn attracts people who are tackling the big challenges facing the world today. Presenters cover topics ranging from climate science and tropical deforestation to renewable energy transitions and local foodscapes.
Previous GLF events have attracted tens of thousands of viewers to the Digital Edition, and reached tens of millions of people via social media. Want to increase your reach? Join the landscape community at GLF Bonn.
"The next generation will have nothing if we do not act now. Forums like GLF are very important in taking that action and bringing about that change. "
Mystic and visionary
"At the Global Landscapes Forum I really learned that if we do it together, it’s going to be a fantastic world – not only for our kids and the next generation, but for our generation."
El Salvador Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
"The Global Landscapes Forum addresses how land-use is central to global challenges that are more interconnected than many of us realize. "
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What’s On The Agenda?
To address the challenges of bringing different systems of knowledge into conversation and collaboration, an inclusive space will allow for learning, where participants will be able to step back and reconsider how they approach pressing environmental issues. During this process, participants can co-learn through improved self-awareness of their own positions, perspectives and perceptions as well as those held by other people. 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 include:
Creating sustainable landscape management standards crafted through community-led initiatives for biodiversity protection, fighting climate change, managing agricultural and forestry systems while incorporating better rights strategies into landscape-based development.
Brainstorming over often unsettling feedback women face when they challenge culturally acceptable norms. Focus on strategies for ensuring women’s inclusion and empowerment in policies, programs, business and strategies for sustainable landscapes.
Empowering youth to adopt and champion rights-based approaches in climate action activities, especially in rural landscapes through an intensive workshop on environmental justice with key partners from national organizations.
Securing and enhancing land and resource tenure rights for indigenous and local communities. Addressing threats of rollback, violence and criminalization of environmental and land defenders. Learning about land tenure and legal frameworks.
Identifying lessons learned and best practices for re-thinking safeguards that can overcome disregard for rights, criminalization and persecution of activists. Reframing safeguards to empower rather than discourage communities while conceiving policy changes.
Understanding the right to finance and rights in the private sector. Identifying good practices, partnerships and ways of financing community-based solutions. Conceiving business models to secure community and indigenous land rights.
Ways to Participate
If rights are placed at the center of landscape-level change, the world will become more just and sustainable. Join the movement.
Sign up for the digital edition and share expertise in an online interactive session. Or host a plenary discussion or tabletop exhibition in Bonn as one of more than 1,000 stakeholders from around the world. Help shape the conversation.