Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2019: As it happened
On 22–23 June 2019, more than 600 people from across the world gathered at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Bonn, Germany to rally behind a more inclusive and sustainable future rooted in the recognition of the rights of indigenous communities and their irreplaceable role in combatting the climate crisis. Held alongside the UNFCCC’s Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB50), indigenous leaders and representatives stood shoulder to shoulder with policy makers, scientists and youth in their commitment to securing the rights of the world’s 350 million Indigenous peoples, whose ancestral lands contain 80 percent of the world’s biodiversity and nearly 300 billion metric tons of carbon (equal to 33 times 2017’s global energy emissions). The GLF Bonn 2019 Digital Edition was streamed live to 14,000 people from 150 countries and reached 14.2 million people on social media.
It’s important to know that people are not sitting down, people are taking action. And women are at the forefront of these actions.
We as human beings need to see ourselves as part of nature… We are part of all the dynamics that led to this problem and part of the dynamics that are going to come up with the solutions.
We are 12 minutes behind - but the speakers we just heard are 10 years ahead of the time, so ...
Indigenous peoples are right on the frontline of the very real and dangerous fight for the world’s forests.
Indigenous peoples continue to cry until now and defend their land and forest for their welfare.
Indigenous peoples have to find strategic alliances to have ancestral territories recognized legally. Those places are sacred, we contribute to the protection of those landscapes. It is very important to fight
No rights, nothing goes forward
Take a look back on all of the GLF Bonn 2019 highlights, from inspiring video addresses to informative presentations
Fighting for Rights: Landscape Heroes Competition
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the GLF Landscape Heroes 2019 competition, whether you submitted a story or voted. It is our pleasure to feature the winner, who will join a GLF event later this year.