Introducing the leaders, visionaries, and conversations that will change your thinking about rights in the landscape. Below are the topics GLF Bonn 2019 will cover.

Whose Rights?

Gone are the days where communities were simply beneficiaries of development projects. Today, true inclusivity means recognizing the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities, women, and youth – and establishing joint collaboration efforts. How can we center the knowledge and priorities of marginalized groups and help to put their chosen solutions into practice?

Voices of the Landscape

It’s time to recognize the unsung heroes, big and small, who take a stand for their landscapes and their environment. Across the globe, local communities and Indigenous Peoples – particularly rural women and youth – are writing stories of resilience and success by mobilizing their communities to drive projects of immense impact.

How does visionary leadership at a community level give rise to the radical ideas that generate sweeping positive change?

Rights to a Future

They are our future leaders, the ‘next generation,’ the optimistic visionaries disrupting systems to change things in their own way; they are the youth who will take the stage to share, provoke and inspire ways to change the world – and change it now. How can we move quicker, together, to secure the rights to a healthy life for present and future generations?

Inspirational Leadership

What are the secret ingredients to success? Listen to inspiring visionaries whose innovative approaches are strengthening collaboration and fostering mutual trust. Their insights will light the way and unite the audience to ensure 2019 marks a turning point for how rights, traditional knowledge, and solutions from the ground are respected, considered, and implemented.

Changing the Narrative

Celebrating the diversity of nature and humans – and of the relationships between them – brings us closer to the transformative solutions we need. Only by changing our thinking and learning to accept, understand and honor all perspectives can we rewrite together the collective story of our shared future. How can we challenge and change the existing narrative?

Rights to Equality: Gender Inclusion

Equal doesn’t mean identical. In a rapidly evolving, disruptive world – that is also experiencing a climate breakdown – it is high time we help women and girls – and men and boys – to become more empowered, by breaking down the barriers that hold them back from experiencing full, healthy and equal lives. Gender equality is key to efficient, equitable and sustainable climate change action. How do we prioritize it, and where are we going wrong?

Rights in Business

The world has witnessed the transformative power of innovation and technology in our everyday lives, but can we channel this energy in a new direction? How can the private sector help to advance the rights of indigenous and community groups, using tools like collaboration, innovative initiatives and technology?

Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

Hear the back-story and vision behind the recently-passed “UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030” from its founding members.