Agenda

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Glasgow, UK (UTC)

Agenda

09:00-10:30
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This session is part of the preparation by FAO and FTA of a roadmap on innovative technologies for sustainable forestry. According to the Third Asia-Pacific Forest Sector Outlook Study (FAO, 2019), the uptake and scaling-up of innovative forest technologies in the Asia-Pacific region has been slow and uneven. Young people have a key role to play in amending this condition. As technology enthusiasts and forest managers of the future, they are the individuals and cohorts to take leadership and generate momentum through collaboration and social media, transform rigid institutions from within, and participate in the uptake and upscaling of innovative technologies in the forest sector of the region. This is why FAO and FTA organized a call for youth contributions. The session will show case the results of this call and present a collection of papers that illustrate, in various contexts, the potential of innovative technologies to advance sustainable forestry and sustainable forest management.

Hybrid: Bute Hall

The role of forests and trees in providing multiple goods and services that contribute to the resilience and adaptive capacity of people and ecosystems has not yet gotten the attention it deserves in climate policy and action. In this session, FAO and CIFOR-ICRAF will invite diverse and intergenerational perspectives to highlight recent concrete examples of adaptation and resilience in the face of unprecedented climate change events, making strong connections to human and ecosystem health. Speakers will highlight the role of forests and trees as part of the solution to building resilient societies and a transformative economy of care for people and nature.

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Useful Website(s):
Houria Djoudi – Pecha Kucha Style Night – GLF 2015 (watch here)
Adapting to a changing climate with forests and agroforestry – CIFOR Forests News

09:00-09:45
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During this panel, Tony Rinaudo (the forest-maker) and other representatives of the approach of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) – a Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) method – will be discussing the potential of FMNR for restoration of African landscapes with Volker Schlöndorff (the film-maker). A short trailer of Schlöndorff’s documentary “The Forest Maker” will be featured during the session and impressions about the production of the film will be shared. It will be announced that the full film/documentary will be shown in the evening of the same day (Friday, November 5th at 7:00 – 8:30 GMT here). Afterwards, the importance of cooperation between ‘grassroots level’ and ‘framework setting’ organizations will be discussed. Furthermore, the panelist will discuss the need for a combined ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ approach in the frame of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) including local communities and knowledge as well as women and youth for a successful and sustainable restoration of landscape for food security, forest protection and more. The initiative propagates FLR in over 30 countries, which are committed to restore close to 130 million hectares of forest.

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Useful Website(s):
https://fmnrhub.com.au/ 

10:30-11:45
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FTA is wrapping-up a decade of research 2011-2021 and looking for the future: investigating new research and new knowledge needed, but also how to bring it to action on the ground. This also requires new partnerships. A push for action does not mean that the research period is over, but that research needs to be embedded into action.

The session will present the upcoming FTA new series of publications “Highlights of a Decade” and showcase emblematic examples from 10 years of research under the FTA program, showing how these have been brought to action and impact, focusing on links to climate, food, biodiversity agendas. A discussion with stakeholders at national and international level on the role they see for research to help them achieve their own objectives, and how they see in practice this role going forward in the 9 years up to 2030 and the SDGs will complement the session.

Useful websites

10:30-10:45
Climate talks
Climate Talks 1 LIVE NOW
GLF Studio 1

The GLF “Climate Talks” segment provides a picture of what is already happening to trigger positive tipping points by bringing the visions, stories, innovations and climate actions from the GLF community to the global stage. Tune in throughout the GLF Climate Hybrid Conference to get inspired by the experts, innovators and business leaders who are disrupting business as usual and driving forward new frontiers in the forest, food and finance sectors.

11:00-12:15
Hybrid: Bute Hall

An open discussion between ministers and CEOs of impact investment firms on the strategies, opportunities and challenges on using nature-based solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation in Latin America. The discussion will center on current strategies in the region that highlight the role of land-based actions in mitigation and adaptation. Examples of activities, their cost effectiveness and co-benefits will be discussed. This session is organized by Initiative 20×20, an alliance of 18 countries launched at COP 20 that aims to protect and restore 50 million hectares of the region’s ecosystems.

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11:45-12:00
Climate talks
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GLF Studio 1

The GLF “Climate Talks” segment provides a picture of what is already happening to trigger positive tipping points by bringing the visions, stories, innovations and climate actions from the GLF community to the global stage. Tune in throughout the GLF Climate Hybrid Conference to get inspired by the experts, innovators and business leaders who are disrupting business as usual and driving forward new frontiers in the forest, food and finance sectors.

12:00-13:30
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) with WWF, World Forests, Society and Environment (WFSE), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), World Agroforestry (ICRAF), World Resources Institute (WRI), Renmin University of China, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University (CSEAS)
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Forest landscape restoration initiatives emphasize different and often partly competing goals, like mitigating climate change, restoring biodiversity, and improving local livelihoods. The session highlights some of the important trade-offs among these goals. It focuses on the need to balance short-term economic benefits and long-term ecological and climate benefits from restoration and how to connect the interests and goals of different stakeholders across scales, from local to global and vice versa, in a fair and equitable fashion.

Relevant Resource(s):

Climate circles
Climate Circle LIVE NOW
GLF Studio 1

According to a recent global survey by the University of Bath, the climate crisis is causing distress, anger, anxiety and even guilt among children and young people worldwide, who are pointing to a lack of ambitious action from world leaders.

How can we cope with eco-anxiety and find constructive sources of hope and action?

Join this session together with other GLF Climate participants to share your interests, needs, thoughts and feelings on the climate emergency – without judgement.

Please note: This session is digital and spots are limited to 30 participants. Save your spot now by registering here.

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This session demonstrates how efficient charcoal and biochar production supports the restoration of forest and agricultural landscapes. Charcoal is the most important energy source for households across Sub-Sahara Africa. Efficiently produced charcoal reduces the wood demand for its production, thus protecting forests and woodlands, and it reduces the GHG emissions while using it as an energy source. Gasifier stoves in households, which make use of the energy surplus during char production for cooking, also reduce the fuelwood demand and yield biochar, which improves soils and food security. Showcases from Ghana, Madagascar, and Kenya will be presented.

Relevant Resource(s):

FLR Ghana

Gasifiers Kenya

Biochar

Charcoal

Whitepaper

13:00-13:45
Hybrid: Senate Room

Transparent monitoring refers to datasets, tools, and portals that support countries’ needs in the land use sector. Transparent monitoring can provide complementary data and approaches to national monitoring systems. Countries, subnational governments, grassroots organizations and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations need to know that transparent approaches can help them promote their agendas and facilitate conflict resolution over forest and land use monitoring and data.

Relevant Resource(s):

  • Boettcher, H., Herrmann, L.M., Herold, M., Romijn, E., Román-Cuesta, R.M., Avitabile, V., de Sy, V., Martius, C., Gaveau, D.L.A., Fritz, S., Schepaschenko, D., Dunwoody, A., 2018. Independent Monitoring: Building trust and consensus around GHG data for increased accountability of mitigation in the land use sector. 112 pp. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. https://doi.org/10.2834/513344
  • European Commission (EC) 2017. Climate mitigation in agriculture and forestry: The importance of transparent monitoring. Leaflet. 2 pp. https://events.globallandscapesforum.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/11/ClimateMitigation-EC-flyer_en_digital2.pdf
  • Romijn, E. V. De Sy, M. Herold, H. Boettcher, D. Schepaschenko, S. Fritz, R. M. Roman-Cuesta, C. Martius, D. Gaveau, L. Verchot, V. Avitabile (2018): Independent data for assessing GHG emissions from the land use sector – What do stakeholders need and think? Environmental Science and Policy 85,101-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.03.016
  • Sy V de, Herold M, Martius C, Boettcher H, Fritz S, Gaveau DLA, Leonard S, Romijn E and Román-Cuesta RM. (2016): Enhancing transparency in the land-use sector: Exploring the role of independent monitoring approaches. CIFOR Infobrief No. 156. Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). http://dx.doi.org/10.17528/cifor/006256

Useful Website(s):

  • Johannes Pirker

    UNIQUE land use | IIASA

  • Anne Larson

    Principal scientist, Governance team leader , CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Hannes Böttcher

    Senior Researcher, Öko-Institut

  • Ruth Irlen

    Policy Officer for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Forest Management, Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

  • Lauren Cooper

    Michigan State University

  • Martin Herold

    Professor of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University

13:30-14:00
Global Landscapes Forum with Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)
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From Puerto Rico to Kiribati, from Syria to Bangladesh, from Chad to Greece, every day thousands of people are forced out of their homes due to environmental degradation or sudden natural disasters. Many find refuge within their own country, but some have to go abroad. This situation will only worsen if the climate crisis will not be addressed. During this Youth Daily Show, we will explore with two young leaders the important steps that need to be taken in order to address climate migration and to protect the affected people.

13:30-13:50
Climate talks
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GLF Studio 1

The GLF “Climate Talks” segment provides a picture of what is already happening to trigger positive tipping points by bringing the visions, stories, innovations and climate actions from the GLF community to the global stage. Tune in throughout the GLF Climate Hybrid Conference to get inspired by the experts, innovators and business leaders who are disrupting business as usual and driving forward new frontiers in the forest, food and finance sectors.

13:50-14:40
Hybrid: Bute Hall

Leaders across the globe are facing up to humanity’s biggest challenge yet – transforming societies towards carbon neutrality and harmony with nature. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is clear: our prevailing economic model and consumption patterns have placed the planet on a trajectory towards uninhabitability.
Every new strategy and policy from now on will be judged and measured by its ability to draw down carbon emissions. Though the challenge is great, we have the ability, knowledge and will to adapt. And there are positive signs. In this session, thought leaders will highlight positive trends from across the world that are triggering new thinking and behavior change. Speakers will discuss what it will take to achieve ‘positive tipping points’ at which we collectively change for the better – transforming our societies and sustaining life on Earth.

14:40-15:40
Hybrid: Bute Hall

Positive tipping points can transform our future. One promising entry point for triggering them is ecosystem restoration, which combines restoring ecosystem functioning and development with climate mitigation and adaptation. Experience shows that landscape approaches are key to restoration, as it is in landscapes where stakeholders meet, conflicting interests are negotiated, and synergies are achieved. However, there are persistent challenges that involve conflicting stakeholder interests, siloed rules and regulations, and power imbalances that resist change. Overcoming them requires all actors operating in forest conservation and restoration, food and agriculture, supply chains, healthcare, and business and finance, to step up to change. Speakers will elaborate on the role of restoration in triggering positive tipping points and discuss the key challenges and opportunities they have experienced whilst implementing restoration processes at the regional and local level.

15:20-16:00
Global Landscapes Forum
Channel 3

Forest Allies recognizes that solving the complex drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, addressing the climate crisis, restoring landscapes and empowering local communities requires diverse perspectives and inclusive discussions. This is why we convene forest communities, civil society and the private sector to form durable alliances. Together we identify roadblocks, act as thought leaders in transforming business as usual, advocate for policies which support the principles of Integrated Community Forest Management and elevate the visibility and expertise of forest communities. Join us as we launch our community of practice and learn how you too can become part of the solution.

15:30-15:50
Global Landscapes Forum
Channel 3

Curious about what GLF’s restoration practitioners are up to? Whether they’re planting trees, recovering coral reefs, connecting stakeholders or creating local communities, tune in to learn about the GLF Restoration Alliance and what Restoration Stewards and GLF chapters are doing to restore our planet as part of a global effort during the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

16:00-17:30
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of the Fderal Republic of Germany
Channel 2

In response to the increasing and devastating degradation of ecosystems, African leaders committed to restore 100 million hectares by 2030 under the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). There are many African communities, enterprises and politicians already invested in the movement to restore forest landscapes and ecosystems. Yet, as national ambitions continue to grow, so does the demand for local stakeholders to match these commitments in the field. In order to reverse degradation and achieve nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement, it is crucial to unblock large-scale restoration efforts, include all levels of stakeholders and build on existing achievements on the ground. With the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration in mind, one critical success factor of ecosystem restoration is the transfer of local experience into sustainably funded large-scale concepts.
Successful upscaling requires close exchange, mutual understanding and strong collaboration of various stakeholders. Bridging existing challenges and embracing opportunities will be key to upscale Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) today in order to ensure to ensure that yesterday’s promises are fulfilled tomorrow.
This session discusses challenges, opportunities and achievements of upscaling restoration in Africa with representatives from local organizations, governments, private sector and communities. Restoration champions will share their experiences and achievements with upscaling restoration in order to identify and discuss success mechanisms. Political, financial and community stakeholders will be able to voice and exchange their expectations and contributions to collectively address the challenges they face when upscaling restoration measures.

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Hybrid: Senate Room

Together with the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Oro Province, CIFOR-ICRAF and its private sector facing entity, Resilient Landscapes, are supporting the development of a new 195 million Euro nature-based solutions development project in the Managalas Plateau. The Oro Province is a unique biodiversity hotspot that has the potential to be developed as an integrated landscape level nature-based solutions program delivering both quality tree-based commodities as well as a broad range of ecosystems services and products. These include elements such as forest carbon, water regulation and non-timber forest produce. Bringing these ecosystems services and products to market alongside quality commodities can remunerate the resident clans of the Managalas plateau to further incentivize their community stewardship.

Resilient Landscapes’ overarching ambition for Nature Based Solution (NBS) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is to attract private sector participation and green foreign direct investment (GFDI) to deliver greater social, environmental, agronomic, and economic impact. The initiative has received the explicit support of the Prime Minister of PNG, Hon. James Marape and the Governor of the Oro Province, Gary Juffa, The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Climate Change has endorsed the proposal as a showcase example for the Managalas to demonstrate the real value of natural capital.

The event will be opened with the official launch of a captivating film on Papua New Guinean forests – a result of a collaboration between Resilient Landscapes and the PNG Government. This foundational collaboration offers great opportunities to bring in priority partners from both public and private sectors. Specifically, the needs for evidence, risk reduction and solutions to support collaborative partnerships to overcome barriers to past investments will be discussed.

It is expected that this timely special session will help reconfigure our thinking and priorities for forest protection and landscape stewardship, and to lay the foundation for a sustainable future for people and the planet.

Climate Focus
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COP26 marks a pivotal moment for countries to set ambitious trajectories to build a sustainable world. Forests are the natural climate solution with the largest mitigation potential. The New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) remains one of the most comprehensive frameworks for forest action. We will hear from governments, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC), youth, and the private sector to demonstrate how bold and collective action can halt deforestation by 2030. We will also present the findings of the new NYDF Assessment Report and recommendations on how governments can advance forest-based mitigation and ensure robust inclusion of IPLCs.

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16:15-17:45
Rainforest Alliance
Hybrid: Bute Hall

Over the last 30 years, forests have been increasingly at the center of discussions within multilateral agreements on climate. Recent global initiatives have focused much attention on either reducing deforestation by conserving existing forests or restoring degraded land through reforestation.
However, less attention has been given to improved forest management and forests restoration by local communities, which plays an important role in reducing the impact of climate change. It also addresses the many interconnected drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, by increasing resilience, both economically and ecologically. Numerous examples demonstrate that community forestry can significantly contribute to climate adaptation and mitigation.
Through this session, the Rainforest Alliance and its partners will highlight the importance of community forestry in contributing to stopping forest degradation and enhancing climate adaptation and mitigation. Case studies of responsible forest management and productive forest restoration conducted by local communities or Indigenous Peoples, at the crossroad between forestry and agriculture, will be given. We will present how trade-offs between enhanced ecosystem resilience and increased livelihoods can be met.
We will also explore the role of companies, governments and financiers on how to further support community forests and what is needed to scale up this support at the landscape level, identifying and addressing barriers.

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17:00-18:30
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with World Vision
Online FLARE

Keynote and discussion with Dr. Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan, and Dr. Jesse Ribot, American University

17:30-18:00
Climate talks
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GLF Studio 1

The GLF “Climate Talks” segment provides a picture of what is already happening to trigger positive tipping points by bringing the visions, stories, innovations and climate actions from the GLF community to the global stage. Tune in throughout the GLF Climate Hybrid Conference to get inspired by the experts, innovators and business leaders who are disrupting business as usual and driving forward new frontiers in the forest, food and finance sectors.

18:00-19:00
Hybrid: Bute Hall

The ways we use our land to produce food and other goods and services are responsible for just under a quarter of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Within this segment, the most significant contributors are deforestation and agricultural emissions from livestock, soil and nutrient management.

It’s also on the land where climate change has its most considerable immediate effects on people’s livelihoods. Whether different land-uses are mutually exclusive as in protected forest ecosystems and highly intensified crop fields or combined as in agroforestry systems, we need integrated leadership and policies to govern land use in ways that balance goals from different sectors.

Restoration is a key intervention to bridge the conservation and food production agendas, and it can help to overcome historical administrative and sectorial silos. Regenerative practices such as agroforestry, crop diversification, reduced tillage, and many more, will reduce GHG emissions. To take these to scale, we need policies and incentives that enable smallholders to reconstruct local and regional agri-food systems and value chains.

In this plenary, we will discuss solutions for managing forests and agriculture to realize mitigation and adaptation targets with experts and practitioners.

This brings us to a second positive tipping point which is food system transformation.
Useful Publication:
Landscapes for Forests and Food

  • Kwitonda Philippe

    Charge of Land, Water and Forestry in Ministry of Environment

  • Vandana Shiva

    Environmental Activist

  • Jennifer Morgan

    Executive Director, Greenpeace

  • Carlos Nobre

    Co-Chair, Science Panel of the Amazon

  • Stig Traavik

    Director of Climate, Environment & Renewable Energy in Norad

  • PJ Stephenson

    IUCN Species Survival Commission

  • Charles Karangwa

    Regional Lead- Forests, Landscapes and Livelihoods Programme; Country Representative for Rwanda, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

19:00-20:30
Physical Hunterian Museum
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Director: Volker  Schlöndorff
Country: Germany
Year: 2021
Duration of the film: 90 minutes
Language: English, French, Hausa, Amharic, Talen

Trailer: here

Volker Schlöndorff, Academy Award Winner director, will participate in the session “The Film-maker meets the Forest-maker“, on November 5, and in the closing panel of the Generation Restoration Film Festival, on November 10.

Twitter: @FMNRHub | Hashtags: #FMNR #forestmaker #regreening #GenerationRestoration #COP26 #Schloendorff

In the “The Forest Maker”, a documentary by Volker Schlöndorff, the famous German film director and Academy Award winner accompanied several outstanding personalities and farmers who are trying to save their environment and thus the climate with innovative methods. Among others, Mr. Schlöndorff accompanied Tony Rinaudo, who won the Right Livelihood Award (also called the Alternative Nobel Prize), in 2018. Rinaudo received the prize for discovering a cheap, simple and fast method of regenerative reforestation called FMNR (farmer managed natural regeneration). With the help of FMNR, it is possible to sustainably reforest huge areas of parched soil. The method is based on the presence of old root systems and even works in some desert regions, such as Somaliland. In Niger alone, 6 million hectares of parched soil could be reforested with the help of FMNR. In the Humbo region in Southern Ethiopia, famine occurred repeatedly for 20 years. Today, farmers in the area deliver surplus grain to WFP. The project in Humbo was submitted to CO2 trading through the World Bank. New research, published in Nature Climate Change and available on Global Forest Watch, found that the world’s forests sequestered about twice as much carbon dioxide as they emitted between 2001 and 2019.

Take action with The Forest Maker
Join the global FMNR reforestation movement, through advocacy and awareness building, by giving and implementing FMNR. You can change the world!

Learn more about FMNR:

Glasgow, UK (UTC)

Agenda

09:00-10:30
Channel 2

“Clearing natural ecosystems to establish farms and plantations is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and many areas designated for agricultural commodity production are home to local communities and Indigenous groups, plants and animals, water resources, forests and other ecosystems. This session will introduce an effective and adaptable tool for priority setting in large landscapes and jurisdictions. High Conservation Value (HCV) screening is about understanding what social and environmental values are likely to be present, and how those values are threatened. Screening provides a basis for multi-stakeholder decisions on planning, policymaking, land management, and achieving sustainability targets.

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Hybrid: Bute Hall

Climate change poses systemic challenges to food systems which require systemic responses. Blending agroecological approaches and ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) can increase the capacity that is needed to translate national commitments on climate, biodiversity and sustainable development into action on the ground.This interactive session presents the climate rationale for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) EbA project in Sri Lanka. The project blends agroecological approaches and EbA as it interconnects the upstream Knuckles catchment and downstream areas in a landscapes approach, involving a broad array of adaptation measures ranging from governance and financing to support agroecological intensification.

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10:30-10:45
Climate talks
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GLF Studio 1

The GLF “Climate Talks” segment provides a picture of what is already happening to trigger positive tipping points by bringing the visions, stories, innovations and climate actions from the GLF community to the global stage. Tune in throughout the GLF Climate Hybrid Conference to get inspired by the experts, innovators and business leaders who are disrupting business as usual and driving forward new frontiers in the forest, food and finance sectors.

10:30-12:00
Channel 3

This session is hosted by TMG, BMZ and IGAD, Swette Center (ASU) and dedicated to the ongoing Desert Locust upsurge and the interconnectedness with the climate crisis. Against all expectations the Desert Locust upsurge is still ongoing. The upsurge continues to profoundly threaten vast regions, especially the Horn of Africa and Western Asia, with livelihoods and food security at peril. Given that climate conditions favoring desert locust outbreaks will likely occur more frequently in the future, the session calls for new governance and innovative Early Warning systems to increase resilience in an interconnected world facing unprecedented events and disasters.

Key messages:

  1. There is increasing evidence that weather changes (higher temperatures in the Indian Ocean) due to the climate crisis have played an important role and are responsible for the magnitude of the ongoing desert locust outbreak While numbers are still preliminary, according to the World Bank*, as the upsurge began to fully transpire, “over 23 million severely food-insecure people and over 12 million forcibly displaced were, already in the area”.
  2. With climate change likely increasing the frequency and intensity of weather changes and therefore future outbreaks, the status quo is surely no longer tenable – better and more rapid coordination and governance are urgently needed in the name of adaptation and resilience.
  3. Prevention and management of transboundary pests and diseases need to be integrated into climate change adaptation and resilience efforts.
  4. It is necessary to understand the “true cost” of the campaign, not just the fiscal costs, but also the high costs to the environment and human health caused by the use of highly toxic pesticides. In other words, making the invisible costs visible.
  5. An innovative Early Warning system taking into account the new threats caused by climate change, the design of new prevention and early actions, including the use of satellites, precision drones, robotics, modern management and the development of effective bio control and least hazardous control options is essential for the benefit of small holders, vulnerable people and the environment.

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10:45-11:30
Hybrid: Bute Hall

Join Alasdair MacLeod, Executive Chair of the Macdoch Group and Chair of the Macdoch Foundation, in an exploration of how soil carbon capture in productive farming practices can provide a significant nature-based solution to climate change. Alongside representatives from Australian farming, government, and industry, learn how Australia is working to accelerate the pace of change, with profitable, resilient and environmentally responsible farms at the center.

11:00-12:00
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Climate change is putting the livelihoods, health and well-being of millions at stake. Conserving and harnessing our crop diversity, the foundation of agriculture, is the basis for developing crops and farming systems that are resilient to the devastating effects of the climate crisis and ensuring food security and nutrition for those most vulnerable. The Crop Trust and Government of Norway have launched a groundbreaking project, “Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development,” or BOLD to conserve and use seeds from low-income countries to produce climate-resistant varieties to combat the climate emergency. As part of this launchpad we will launch the “Emergency Reserve” to rescue seed collections at great risk.

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11:45-12:00
Climate talks
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GLF Studio 1

The GLF “Climate Talks” segment provides a picture of what is already happening to trigger positive tipping points by bringing the visions, stories, innovations and climate actions from the GLF community to the global stage. Tune in throughout the GLF Climate Hybrid Conference to get inspired by the experts, innovators and business leaders who are disrupting business as usual and driving forward new frontiers in the forest, food and finance sectors.

12:00-13:30
Climate circles
Climate Circle LIVE NOW
Hybrid: Senate Room

According to a recent global survey by the University of Bath, the climate crisis is causing distress, anger, anxiety and even guilt among children and young people worldwide, who are pointing to a lack of ambitious action from world leaders.

How can we cope with eco-anxiety and find constructive sources of hope and action?

Join this session together with other GLF Climate participants to share your interests, needs, thoughts and feelings on the climate emergency – without judgement.

Please note: This session is in-person at the Senate Room and the spots are limited to 30 participants. Save your spot now by registering here.

Channel 2

The purpose of this session is to emphasize the strategic opportunity for a progressive agenda on climate change resilience that exists when the agriculture and climate change communities pursue joint programs and strategies. The challenges posed by climate change to agriculture and food systems are too large and the time too short to respond to them through a siloed approach. To this end, the session presents agroecology as ecosystem-based adaptation in agriculture and identifies areas to develop agroecology and ecosystem-based adaptation further.

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Building Back Better and Greener with Agroecology (watch here)
Agroecology for Adaptation – Systemic Challenges/Systemic Responses (watch here)
Adaptation Community

Hybrid: Bute Hall

Increasing impacts due to multiple crises related to climate change, COVID pandemic and increasing ecosystem degradation have pushed back over 71 million people into extreme poverty only in 2020. Unemployment reduced the income of more than 1.5 billion vulnerable workers by over 60% especially affecting those already in the informal economy. In this context of crises, Bioeconomy solutions, often ignored pathways to emission reduction, provide an opportunity to find common ground for supporting global societal debates and decisions around issues of production, land use, diets and emissions. Bio-based economy solutions are based on a low carbon economy, draw on innovations in biomass production and processing involving trees, forestry and agroforestry. Bioeconomy solutions provide many opportunities to develop hidden pathways, replace fossil raw materials and products and support decision-making on the implications of trends in increasing demands for enhancing sustainability. However, in practice, most bioeconomy strategies developed so far focus on technological and economic aspects leaving aside or taking for granted social sustainability issues, in particular those required to promote inclusive and equitable processes. Assessing synergies and tradeoffs around existing solutions, in particular defining how social groups, and in particular forest-dependent communities, women, Indigenous Peoples and youth are involved in the implementation of Bioeconomy solutions is key to advancing SDG goals without risking further marginalization of historically marginalized groups as initiatives are designed and implemented.
This session will promote the discussion of social inclusion approaches in the implementation of forest bioeconomy solutions that lead to transformational change. The session specifically contributes to the goals of adapting to protect communities, in particular those more vulnerable to climate change as well as strengthening partnerships and mobilizing together to deliver.

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This session will celebrate the major successes and lessons learned over a decade of adapting crops to climate change through the pioneering Crop Wild Relatives Project. It will bring together stakeholders from the project and explore the urgent need to collect and use crop wild relatives to combat the devastating effects of the rapidly changing climate. It will promote the participatory approach and the need for researchers and breeders to work closely with farmers and farming communities. As the project comes to a close, we’ll also look to its sister project, BOLD, funded with USD 58 million from the Government of Norway, managed by the Crop Trust and launched in 2021.

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Croptrust.org
BOLD press release:

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To address the joint challenges of climate change and the decline of our natural ecosystems, it is crucial that we take swift, collaborative action on the ground, to restore our landscapes, engaging the local communities to help build ownership, resilience and prosperity.
In this session we will focus on three key areas:
Some of the key challenges in scaling community centric landscape restoration and how LENs can help overcome these.
Perspectives from key organizations across business, farming, regulatory and civil society, explaining the drivers and benefits to engaging in LENs programmes.
Key insights and learnings drawn from LENs programmes, on multifunctional outcomes, scaling and replication.

The session will conclude with an exciting announcement regarding the next steps in the LENs journey.

13:30-14:00
Global Landscapes Forum with Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)
Channel 1

With scientific evidence piling up about the impact of food systems on the climate crisis, many young people are embracing more plant-based foods and including fewer animal products in their diets. However, this is not necessarily a novel practice: from India to Ethiopia, from Ghana to Jamaica, many cultures across the world have been eating heavily plant-based diets for centuries – long before ‘going vegan’ was a trend. Join this Youth Daily Show and take a culinary trip to Ghana and Malaysia to visit two aspiring young vegan chefs. Who knows, we might even learn a new recipe or two!

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13:45-14:30
Hybrid: Bute Hall

In September 2021, global representatives gathered for the Food Systems Summit, in the hopes of figuring out the future of food. Five major Action Areas were formulated, each supported by multi-stakeholder commitments around food consumption and food production, including the Food is Never Waste initiative, the Healthy Diets Initiative, the Agroecology Initiative and the Local Food Supply Alliance.
These Action Areas align with the findings of the much-quoted EAT-Lancet Commission report on Food, Planet, Health, a global study that explored the question of how to feed a future population of 10 billion people on a healthy diet and within planetary boundaries. The report concluded that doing so is possible, but only by radically transforming our eating habits, improving food production and reducing food waste. This plenary explores the following questions: which actions are required to launch such radical food system transformation? What constitutes a healthy diet, from a sustainable food system perspective? And who has to lead this change?

14:30-15:30
Hybrid: Bute Hall

Join special guests and partners for the launch of The Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Program. The event will be broadcast directly from GLF Climate hosted by the Global Landscapes Forum on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow. Led by the World Bank and supported by the Global Environment Facility, FOLUR promotes an integrated approach to reduce the environmental impact of food production through sustainable landscapes and agricultural value chains at scale.
FOLUR targets the production landscapes and value chains of eight commodities in 27 countries, including beef, cocoa, corn, coffee, palm oil, rice, soy and wheat. Collaborators include GLF, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Finance Corporation (IFC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Good Growth Partnership, and the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU).

Follow FOLUR on Twitter @FOLURImpact.

15:15-16:00
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The session will bring the policy discussion aimed at the agroecological transformation of food systems to the forefront. It will review and discuss the findings of the background paper on the ‘Agroecologically-conducive policies: A review of recent advances and remaining challenges’ with the paper’s authors, taking into account the feedback received during an open consultation. The session will also explore the implications for action by the emerging Coalition for the Transformation of Food Systems Through Agroecology, which involves 27 countries and 35 organizations.

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15:30-16:00
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Today, we will be announcing the 2022 Restoration Stewards, who will receive funding, mentorship, and training to bring their restoration project to the next level. We will also hear from restoration practitioners about their hopes for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and what is to come in the next few years.

16:00-17:30
Hybrid: Senate Room

The global food system is responsible for about one third of global human-caused greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), with most of those emissions attributed to agriculture and land use. Through their voice and platforms, food and beverage companies have a critical role to play; 1) to help drive a shift to a more sustainable food system; and 2) to help create a positive feedback loop, supporting governments pushing for the achievement of major climate goals, while underscoring the food system as a major climate driver and an essential part of the climate solution. To make this happen we need governments to step up and give the food sector the attention it deserves. The sector is significantly underrepresented on the agenda at COP 26 and in global efforts to combat climate change. We are calling on both governments and companies to do more.

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The current food system definitely cannot remain as it is. As a relevant player in the production of proteins, Marfrig intends to show what paths it is following to establish itself as a resilient company and a driving force for a “chain effect” in Brazilian livestock farming in favor of sustainability.Useful Publication:
Brazilian Beef-Cattle Production and It’s Global Challenges

Hybrid: Bute Hall

This session will highlight experiences in Integrated Landscapes Approaches (ILA) implementation and reflect on the challenges related to facilitating long-term and more meaningful landscape-scale initiatives that are adaptable, flexible and ultimately more effective. Moving from “project” to “process” has been mooted as the means of ensuring more effective and more equitable means of engagement at the landscape-scale to reflect the temporal complexity of such initiatives. During this session we will draw on recent CIFOR-ICRAF and partner’s experience to highlight some of the challenges associated with integrated landscape approaches, as well as showcasing the tools and techniques that can be applied to overcome such challenges In particular, we will highlight the need for integrated approaches to more explicitly address issues related to power, gender, equity and conflict and emphasize the need for such approaches to recognize the value of process indicators over outcome objectives.

17:30-19:00
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18:00-19:00
Hybrid: Bute Hall

The plenary will link the 13 agroecological principles from the CFS HLPE (2019) report, the CFS policy recommendations on agroecological and other innovative approaches and the coalition on transforming food systems through agroecology emerging from the UN Food Systems Summit with the imperative to reduce the contribution that agriculture makes to global warming while adapting to effects of climate change. The focus will be on prioritizing actions to effect agroecological transitions and ensuring inclusivity and equity of agency amongst all actors in food systems.

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Glasgow, UK (UTC)

Agenda

09:00-10:30
Clean Power Indonesia with International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)
Hybrid: Senate Room

Due to huge locally based renewable energy potential, Indonesia is aiming for a 23% energy mix from renewables by 2025. The country has an extraordinary range of natural resources that can be harnessed for renewable energy, including unparalleled geothermal, immense local biomass potential, substantial hydro, solar irradiation, wind and even oceanic current flows.

Characteristics that make biomass suitable for substituting diesel power plants in Indonesia include a flexible power plant size and load-follower capabilities. Biomass power generation can also be deployed anywhere where sufficient potential for biomass production exists, including in the rural grids of Timor Island. Moreover, as the biomass in Timor is only applied on degraded/non-forested land using fast-growing leguminous trees that can be harvested through coppice and do not require replanting for 15-20 years, planting trees at scale for biomass production can maintain reduce soil erosion, improve landscape fertility, sequestrate soil carbon, and stabilize hydrological cycles in the mid to long-term.

To enhance the benefits of biomass power plants more significantly, we propose a community-based business scheme, ensuring that the biomass is produced and harvested by local communities and sold to power generation facilities, considerably improving income as the sole biomass feedstock supplier.

Under this approach, biomass power generation can be a catalyst for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels (especially diesel) used in power generation, provide an income for communities supplying feedstock and restore degraded landscapes at scale.

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Mozambique Renewables together, with partner Pamoja Moçambique, has developed a hybrid cooking stove that runs entirely on agri-residues to eliminate the use of wood and charcoal as cooking fuels. The projects will be funded through the creation of high-quality Carbon Credits that meet multiple UN SDG’s and include numerous additionalities and are verified by the Gold Standard. Furthermore, our Local communities no longer need to cut trees to provide fuel so we can start the process of re-establishing community forests that combine conservation with food production from agroforestry to ensure their long-term viability.

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Hybrid: Bute Hall

This session will delve into how we can create more value out of the forests standing, rather than chopped down, and how this value can be shared widely with others. Ultimately, we want to highlight how respecting biodiversity has positive impacts not just for nature but also for businesses themselves. We also want to emphasize the extent to which businesses rely on nature to prosper. By doing so, we hope to convey the business case for halting and reversing nature loss rapidly.

  • Roberto Waack

    President, Uma Concertação pela Amazônia, Coalizão Brasil Clima, Florestas e Agricultura

  • Andrea Alvares

    Vice-president of marketing, innovation and sustainability, Natura

  • Karen Oliveira

    The Nature Conservancy Brazil

  • Lucy Coast

    Business for Nature

  • Tasso Azevedo

    Coordinator MapBiomas & SEEG initiatives, former Chief, MapBiomas, Brazilian Forest Service

10:30-11:00
GLF Studio 1

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  • Karin Kemper

    Senior Director, World Bank - Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice

  • Jyotsna Puri

    Head of the Independent Evaluation Unit, Green Climate Fund

GLF Studio 1

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  • Martin Halle

    Climate Finance Unit at UN Environment, Restoration Seed Capital Facility

  • Ivo Mulder

    REDD+ Economics Advisor, UNEP

11:00-12:15
Hybrid: Bute Hall

The question is not if we move, but if we are able to move quickly enough, and if we are able to move together and create the right alliances,” said Carole Dieschbourg, Luxembourg’s Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, in her opening address at the fourth GLF Investment Case Symposium in 2019. ‘Financing green’ and ‘greening finance’ are two sides of the same coin, and they enable us to respond to the above challenge by providing an opportunity for increased coherence and depth in efforts to achieve ecosystem restoration objectives and zero-deforestation value chains while delivering the mitigation and adaptation benefits our planet requires.
As the World Bank defines it, ‘financing green’ refers to the financing of projects that contribute – or intend to contribute – to the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of biodiversity and its services to people. Meanwhile, ‘greening finance’ is centered on directing financial flows away from projects with a negative impact on biodiversity and ecosystems, and towards projects that mitigate the negative impact – or pursue positive environmental impact as a co-benefit. This plenary will examine ways to hasten the move towards the adoption and incorporation of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and sustainable land-use approaches in sustainable finance practices while exploring new opportunities to help increase financing for sustainable land use activities.

12:15-12:30
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12:30-14:00
Climate circles
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According to a recent global survey by the University of Bath, the climate crisis is causing distress, anger, anxiety and even guilt among children and young people worldwide, who are pointing to a lack of ambitious action from world leaders. How can we cope with eco-anxiety and find constructive sources of hope and action? Join this session together with other GLF Climate participants to share your interests, needs, thoughts and feelings on the climate emergency – without judgement. Please note: This session is digital and spots are limited to 30 participants. Save your spot now by registering here.

12:30-13:15
Hybrid: Bute Hall

The Global EverGreening Alliance is announcing a partnership that will launch a landmark carbon program to restore landscapes across six African countries as part of its Restore Africa initiative. As pioneers for multi-sector collaboration, we’re driving Natural Capital Investment to support the transition to climate-smart landscapes through the most simple and scalable approaches.

Join Restore Africa representatives for a launchpad event announcing the details of the project, including a video and insights from crucial players in the restoration sector. With the support of the Alliance’s 60+ members, financial institutions are stepping up as global climate leaders to prove what is possible.

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There are no easy wins or silver bullets in forest conservation. Community forest landscapes are inherently complex ecosystems made up of often competing interests for limited and contested resources. The only way sustainable change can be achieved in this environment is by putting community perspectives at the heart of any intervention design discussion and accepting that nature is complex and multilayered. During this session, the host, Plan Vivo hopes to dispel myths around community forestry projects, showing that complexities are necessary, and must be thoroughly considered and navigated if such projects are to truly deliver impact for people, nature and climate.

12:30-13:30
Hybrid: Senate Room

In this session, Cultural Survival and the Global Landscapes Forum seek to bring Indigenous women leaders to speak about their leadership in addressing climate change: how we are advocating for this work at the national, regional, and international levels, what we are doing at the community level and share our success stories.

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13:15-14:00
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Local change agents, youth and small initiatives, working on ecosystem restoration often struggle to attract funding for their innovative projects. In this session with donors and funding partners, we will explore how to bridge the finance gap between small projects and financial flows.

14:00-14:30
Global Landscapes Forum with Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)
GLF Studio 1

The climate crisis is not a distant future prediction, but an everyday reality for many of the world’s communities today. As discussions heat up on climate adaptation and mitigation, there are many diverse and often-opposing views on what needs to be done. Individual and systemic change to address the climate crisis are often presented as mutually exclusive choices – but is there a way to bridge the two?Join this Youth Daily Show to hear from two young climate experts and activists, who will take us through their own journeys of understanding their roles in the climate movement – and finding hope.

14:00-15:30
Channel 1

To counteract the climate and biodiversity crises it will not be enough to establish deforestation-free supply chains. It will be necessary to develop nature-positive supply chains, which actively support healthy ecosystems. Pioneering projects have showcased that supply chain transformation is possible. Together with project implementers and representatives from private businesses, this session illustrates innovative approaches and examines existing barriers for upscaling. The identified possibilities and barriers will also be discussed in the broader context of a much-needed transformative change of today’s economic and financial systems to address underlying socio-economic drivers.

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Hybrid: Bute Hall

Smallholder communities, cooperatives and small enterprises produce up to 60% of the world’s food. They also meet their demands for fuelwood, fodder and other tree and forest products, and trade surpluses locally and beyond. However, smallholders are rarely consulted when designing value chain or conservation-driven investment initiatives, and such investments tend to benefit only those who directly contribute to the company or donor goals. And though the local economy is stimulated, limited attention is given to ‘the bigger picture, including the need to move towards social equity and sustainable landscape management. Farmers also have limited access to finance for improving and diversifying their production, and which would discourage the need to move to frontier areas.

Landscape analysis of financial flows has confirmed that landscape-level investments do improve average income, but they rarely contribute to maintaining or enhancing essential ecosystem services on which communities directly depend, and do little to enhance food security or the capacity to adapt to climate change. In a study in 2019, barriers were identified that restrict smallholder access to finance and hinder food system transformation, but few successful examples were documented.

Now, after coordinating seven case studies of locally-led initiatives in 2021, we can see how locally driven initiatives have been able to overcome challenges of risk, scale, locally appropriate financial and non-financial services, etc. To better address how both local needs and international objectives can be achieved, results from selected case studies are used in this session to answer two key questions.
(a) How to make local innovations complementary to internationally driven initiatives?
(b) What investment mechanisms address the finance needs of all actors at the landscape level?

Join us to learn the answers to these questions, through the presentation of two cases, a joint discussion with a researcher, an NGO and an impact investor about the lessons to be learned with participation from the audience through responding to guided questions and a Q&A session. In the end recommendations for a way forward for a framework for locally-led, inclusive financing mechanisms that enable the inclusive transformation of the food systems will be given.

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15:30-15:45
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15:45-17:15
Channel 2

Agriculture, forestry, and land use change produce almost a quarter of global GHG emissions, and agriculture, as the largest user of land and water globally, significantly impacts forests, grasslands, wetlands, and biodiversity. Unsustainable food and land use systems currently generate “hidden” environmental, health, and poverty costs estimated at almost $12 trillion per year. Major changes are needed.

Aware of these challenges, governments and private actors across the globe are taking action to slow deforestation, restore degraded lands, and establish sustainable agricultural practices through landscape approaches. Such approaches can help communities recover from the COVID crisis by providing jobs and improving livelihoods while delivering on carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services benefits such as water security and improved agriculture productivity. Financing for landscape programs is fundamental to implementing and scaling up such programs.

This session will highlight how blending finance from different sources (results-based climate finance, grants, loans, public resources and private investments) enables the integrated cross-sectoral approaches needed to deliver such programs and address sustainable landscape management issues at scale. It will highlight programs such as innovative Emissions Reduction Programs (ERPs) that are now disbursing results-based payments, growing interest in financing for nature-based solutions, initiatives to green finance, and the potential to repurpose significant public funding and incentives through subsidy reform. The session will also highlight initial findings from the Financial Task Force for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

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Hybrid: Senate Room

Join a discussion between Indigenous Peoples leaders who support a new perspective in the climate financing architecture that can directly support indigenous and local communities. They will share guiding principles needed to ensure that forest conservation finance from the public and private sector is distributed equitably and directly to forest communities.

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Hybrid: Bute Hall

The International Climate Finance Accelerator (ICFA) is a unique public-private partnership created in May 2018 in Luxembourg with the aim to support and scale innovative and high-impact climate solutions by accelerating first- and second-time fund managers with a developed and tested investment strategy focusing on key climate areas. The ICFA responds to the operational, administrative, and financial barriers faced by nascent fund managers and the strong need to bring investable climate finance projects to fund investors. A total of 23 climate fund managers have been onboarded to the program, who are expected to raise well over one billion euros in assets under management. The panelists will showcase their funds and their acceleration journeys so far.

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17:15-17:30
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The GLF “Climate Talks” segment provides a picture of what is already happening to trigger positive tipping points by bringing the visions, stories, innovations and climate actions from the GLF community to the global stage. Tune in throughout the GLF Climate Hybrid Conference to get inspired by the experts, innovators and business leaders who are disrupting business as usual and driving forward new frontiers in the forest, food and finance sectors.

  • Marc Daubrey

    Chief Executive Officer, Impaktum

  • Michael Brady

    Principal Scientist and Team Leader – Value Chains and Finance, CIFOR

17:30-18:15
Hybrid: Bute Hall

Less than 2% of all climate finance flows are currently channeled to small-scale farmers (IFAD, 2020). Nature-based solutions (NbS) have the potential to reconcile social, economic and environmental interests. If financed at the level required, they can generate positive impacts for rural populations, including green jobs, long-term provision of ecosystem services, and climate change adaptation and mitigation benefits. This plenary will address possible ways of solving the funding gap for local communities and explore good practices for greening finance and financing green with potential for local impacts at scale. Reflecting on the key messages and proposals discussed during the day, the plenary will lay out concrete actions to be taken by various stakeholders – including the private sector – in order to increase sustainable finance flows for NbS. The session will also highlight lessons learned and good practices on how sustainable value chains and financing mechanisms can improve financing for NbS and benefit-sharing.

18:15-19:30
Hybrid: Bute Hall

We are poised at a critical moment in human and planetary history: the decisive decade to act against climate change and restore our relationship with nature. Over the last three days, we have heard extensively about why forests, food and finance are key to securing a sustainable future.

But what we have been doing is not enough. Transformative change requires radical collaboration and integrated action at speed and scale, across forests, food and finance – as we call them, the ‘frontiers of change’.

At the Closing Plenary of GLF Climate, be inspired and challenged by climate champions from the grassroots to the global. Ordinary citizens, activists, youth, Indigenous Peoples, local communities, business, government and development leaders will join us at the University of Glasgow – and online from around the world – to pave the way for action beyond COP26.

  • Marcello Brito

    Leader and co-facilitator, Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forest and Agriculture

  • Nonette Royo

    Executive Director, The Tenure Facility

  • Elizabeth Mrema

    Executive Secretary , UN Convention on Biological Diversity

  • David Saddington

    COP26 Nature Campaign at the United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

  • Ibrahim Thiaw

    Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

  • Maria Helena Semedo

    Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, FAO

  • John Colmey

    Managing Director, GLF

  • Musonda Mumba

    Director , Rome Centre for Sustainable Development Nature, Climate and Energy

  • Jennifer Morris

    President, Conservation International

Glasgow, UK (UTC)

Agenda

13:00-13:40
GLF Studio 1

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
Region: UK
Year: 2022
Duration of the film: 40 minutes
Language: English and Portuguese, with English subtitles

Screening

November 10, 1:00 – 1:40 PM (GTM)
Will be featured in panel 2 with special guests, on November 10
Instagram: @fromdevilsbreath | Hashtag: #FromDevilsBreath

From Devil’s Breath tells the unlikely story of two remarkable narratives that come crashing together; the extraordinary, inspiring community of survivors of the deadly 2017 wildfires in Portugal, fighting to ensure what they’ve lived through can never happen again; and a revolutionary, world-changing scientific discovery which could help protect us all from the climate emergency.

Take action with From Devil’s Breath 
Help fight the climate crisis by supporting frontline restoration and nature-based solutions at www.restor.eco.
Visit www.fromdevilsbreath.com.

14:30-16:00
GLF Studio 1

Join “Alternative Nobel Prize” winner Vandana Shiva along with a select group of experts, restoration enthusiasts and producers from the Kiss the Ground film at the second panel of the Generation Restoration Film Festival, moderated by Finian Makepeace. Although the film will be available during the whole festival, you can also watch a pre-panel screening of the documentary here.

Pre-panel live screening: 2:30 – 3:15 PM (GTM)
Panel: 3:15 – 4:00 PM (GMT)

This digital panel is free of charge. Participate in commenting and sending questions on the chatbox.

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16:00-17:00
GLF Studio 1

Join a select group of award-winning filmmakers, athletes, experts and restoration enthusiasts at the closing panel of the Generation Restoration Film Festival, moderated by Musonda Mumba. Participate in a conversation about the impact of the climate crisis on our emotions and psychology, and hear the panelists talk about the personal experiences that moved them to act for climate and restoration.
This digital panel is free of charge. Participate in commenting and sending questions on the chatbox.

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