Due to COVID-19 and efforts to cut travel emissions, GLF Bonn is a fully online event.

June 3 - 5, 2020








GLF Bonn Digital Conference 2020: Food in the time of crises

Human health and livelihoods depend on planetary health. So, how can we feed a growing global population without eating the planet? The 2020 theme of GLF is “Food and Livelihoods.” Today, food systems are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, a main driver of deforestation and the greatest threat to biodiversity. We need to transform the way we produce food and, as the COVID-19 pandemic is showing, we need to start now.


With global health pandemics and climate change creating a world of unknowns, we still have the power to plan for the future of food and livelihoods –a future with long-term planetary health and human well-being at the fore. Get an inside look at the latest sustainable food innovations. See how the world’s leading organizations use landscapes to solve today’s most pressing challenges. Experience the GLF Bonn Digital Conference online, from wherever you are. Join discussions with farmers, chefs, policymakers, scientists and more and immerse yourself in a learning track designed to answer your specific questions and spark your imagination. Have your voice in the joint endeavor to ‘build back better’.

Check out GLF’s previous Digital Summit and learn more about these events here.





The full conference experience, from home

No risks, no hassle. Just expert insights and networking from the comfort of your own home.

A 3 day, action-packed agenda

Enjoy an action-packed agenda with up to 15 sessions and workshops exploring all things food and livelihoods.

Meet experts and change-makers

Chefs, youth activists, policymakers and more will give inspiring talks and answer your questions live.

Network and connect

Connect one-on-one with other conference attendees or join moderated virtual coffee breaks and cocktail hours.

Dedicated learning tracks

Follow pre-curated sessions and workshops in any of our 3 dedicated learning tracks and get a recognition for your engagement/your participation.


Meet some of GLF’s speakers

Inger Andersen

Executive Director, UNEP

Ada Parellada

Chef, restaurant owner, author


Yogi and author

David Nabarro

WHO Special Envoy for COVID-19

Vanessa Nakate

Climate justice activist

Vandana Shiva

Scholar and environmental activist

Max La Manna

Zero waste chef, environmentalist and author

Maria Flachsbarth

Parliamentary State Secretary, BMZ

H.E. Siti Nurbaya

Minister of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia

Jimmy Smith

Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Christiane Paulus

DG for nature conservation, sustainable use of natural resources (BMU)



The stories we tell about the environmental future will be pivotal to our shaping it in a way that helps us survive and thrive. GLF Bonn’s storytelling track will explore an array of storytelling mediums and practices for constructing narratives, understandings and actions around the environment and climate change.

Finance and Value Chains

Building sustainable value chains, which are both ecologically and socially sound, is thus critical to foster the conditions for resilient landscapes. This learning track will explore practices to boost the sustainability of value chains, and to mobilize green finance to help make this happen.

Measuring Progress

The past decade has witnessed a rapid deepening of the rigour of monitoring and evaluation, which has become the focus of much practical social science. This learning track aims to provide an overview of the essential role of evaluation to the work of the scientists, activists, and practitioners central to creating more sustainable food systems.

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Human health and livelihoods depend on planetary health. Fortunately, increasing global food production to satisfy the demands of a growing population doesn’t need to further stress the globe’s natural resources and its biodiversity nor increase the likelihood of future pandemics. Research increasingly suggests that we already produce sufficient food yields to satisfy future generations. It's also shows that people living in multifunctional landscapes supported by intact ecosystems benefit from more nutritious foods. Join in this Digital Conference and form partnerships, forge new policies and incentives for restoration and develop new ideas to tailor these approaches to local contexts and needs.

Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2020

Concept Note

Get the full story behind GLF Bonn Digital Conference

"Children all around the world are experiencing the effects of our climate crisis. Article 6 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child states that children have an inherent right to life. When children are experiencing floods, wildfires, heat waves, hurricanes that are disrupting their rights, then that is threatening their rights as children"

Alexandria Villaseñor
Founder, US Youth Climate Strike and Earth Uprising

"Restoration of 350 million hectares of degraded land between now and 2030 could generate $9 trillion in ecosystem services and take an additional 13-26 gigatons of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere"

UN Environment and UN FAO

"We need to take action. Let’s do it. Let’s establish a committee with different sectors, regions and ages where we define an operational root for the decade on restoration, because we are running out of time"

FAO Representative in Mexico, Former El Salvador Minister of Environment and Natural Resources

Organizations that engage with GLF



Kamal Prawiranegara

GLF Global Coordinator



Melissa Angel

Communications Coordinator



Nina Haase

Engagement and Growth Coordinator