GLF Climate:
Frontiers of Change

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WHEN

5-7 November 2021

WHERE

HYBRID Online + in-person at the University of Glasgow

SOCIAL

#GLFClimate

GLF Climate: Forests, Food, Finance - Frontiers of Change

The Earth is in crisis. On top of a global pandemic that has claimed millions of lives and wreaked economic havoc, the climate emergency is worsening as the world witnesses record-high temperatures, widespread drought, wildfires and increasingly unpredictable floods.

Discussions at one of the most important climate summits in history

With the UK Government, GLF is convening this event on the sidelines of one of the most important climate summits in history, the 26th session of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to accelerate action on land management and meet climate goals.

On November 5-7, be inspired by local climate heroes; hear the voices of local stewards and Indigenous Peoples, and gain and share knowledge on the themes of forests, food and finance for a more sustainable future. The conference will bring together GLF’s community of 250,000 people from 185 countries. Over three days we will examine country commitments, while addressing the real barriers that hamper landscape progress, while showcasing action on climate-smart landscapes. Coverage in English, Spanish and French.

 

Meet some of our speakers

Walter Willett

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts

Jennifer Pryce

Calvert Impact Capital

Sadhguru

Yogi and author

Benki Piyãko

Ashaninka Community Leader, Terra Kampa do Rio Amônia

Nina Gualinga

Environmental and indigenous rights activist

Rodrigo A. Medellin

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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Who is this event for?

GLF Climate is expected to convene more than 5,000 people online and in person, including practitioners, farmer organizations, Indigenous Peoples, community leaders, researchers, policymakers, financial investors, global and regional media, the private sector, civil society organizations, interest groups, youth groups, activists, and individual citizens.

The conference will build on engagement processes and key messages from GLF Africa: Restoring Africa’s Drylands (2–3 June 2021) and GLF Amazonia: The Tipping Point – Solutions from the Inside Out (21–23 September 2021).

MEET THE KNOWLEDGE COMMITTEE

A GLF Knowledge Committee is formed for the purpose of delivering high-quality GLF events. The GLF Climate committee is made up of experts on climate change, landscape restoration, food systems and sustainable finance from leading organizations who provide guidance on the objectives, content and outcomes of the conference.

Meet some of our speakers

Walter Willett

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts

Jennifer Pryce

Calvert Impact Capital

Sadhguru

Yogi and author

Benki Piyãko

Ashaninka Community Leader, Terra Kampa do Rio Amônia

Nina Gualinga

Environmental and indigenous rights activist

Rodrigo A. Medellin

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

The COVID-19 crisis has caused the UN CBD to postpone the negotiations for its post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Yet, now is the time that the global community must step up and set a pathway for restoring the earth. Aligning with CBD’s envisioned pathways to transformative change and the 2020-2030 UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) advocates for a reorientation of our economic system, to reconcile the multiple interests, values and forms of resource use.

What will you do at GLF Amazon?

GLF Amazon will build on lessons learned from the creation and management of protected areas, Indigenous reserves and community forests. The territories within the Amazon require an integrated, transboundary and rights-based approach to catalyzing restoration and conservation efforts. Space must be created for Indigenous groups, local communities and institutions to connect to global processes and technologies, in order to combine new innovations and old practices, balance development and conservation, and embed inclusive, equitable and sustainable bioeconomies within Amazonian landscapes.

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MEDIA INQUIRIES

Melissa Angel

Communications Coordinator

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NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS

Nina Haase

Engagement and Growth Coordinator

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