GLF Africa 2024: Greening the African Horizon

GLF AFRICA 2024: GREENING THE AFRICAN HORIZON

17

SEPTEMBER
2024

Nairobi, Kenya
and Online

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Can Africa show the world a sustainable way forward?

The climate crisis is taking a toll on Africa – and especially on rural communities that depend on natural resources for their livelihoods.

How should the continent respond to these challenges, and what lessons can it teach the rest of humanity?

On 17 September, join us for a global conference to find out how Africa can navigate the future of three shifting landscapes: forests and savannas, drylands, and freshwater and oceans.

In Nairobi, Kenya, or online from wherever you are, you’ll be joined by thousands of people gathered to forge a prosperous and sustainable future for Africa’s land- and seascapes, powered by local solutions.

Event concept

Explore the event themes

Sustainable agrifood systems

How can we deliver healthy, sustainable food for everyone – and provide decent livelihoods for farmers?

Scaling landscape restoration

Over 45% of Africa’s land area is already degraded. It’s time to change that.

Partnerships and finance

The global climate and biodiversity crises need a concerted effort. Discover how to fund Africa’s green transition.

Rights and livelihoods in shifting landscapes

Africa’s landscapes are changing. How can we adapt in a just and equitable way?

Governing the just transition

Leave no one behind: find out how we can make a greener future work for everyone.

Technology and data

There’s no silver bullet, but data and knowledge can be powerful tools for sustainable land use

REGISTRATION

Join thousands of people online, or 500 in Nairobi!

Meet some of our speakers

Contacts

General INQUIRIES

Judith Sonneck

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MEDIA INQUIRIES

Kelly Quintero

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NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS

Marina Brunale

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GLF Peatlands 2024 Hybrid Conference

GLF Peatlands 2024:
The Climate Solution We Forgot

Missed the conference?
Explore the latest insights on peatland conservation at your own pace. All session recordings are now available on the event platform until 30 June.

Bonn, Germany, and Online, alongside the Bonn Climate Change Conference

#GLFPeatlands

06 June 2024

10:00–15:00
UTC+2 (CEST)

Are you attending the Bonn Climate Change Conference?

Join us in person in Bonn at the GLF Secretariat, located in the beautiful Rheinaue Leisure Park right next to the Bonn Climate Change Conference venue.

5 things you should know about peatlands

On 6 June 2024, over 1,200 participants from 118 countries, 41 speakers and more than 30 global and local partner organizations united to give peatlands the attention they deserve. 


Here’s what we learned from GLF Peatlands 2024, showing why it’s so vital that we protect and restore peatlands before it’s too late.

Event concept

Meet the speakers

Are you attending the Bonn Climate Change Conference? 

or tune in online from wherever you are in the world!

Event themes

State of peatland knowledge

Dive deep into the various schools of peatland science from across the globe, and uncover the vital role of peatlands in climate-resilient and biodiverse landscapes. Explore the latest techniques in the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of peatlands.

Policy perspectives

Dissect the myriad national strategies and initiatives aimed at mapping and managing peatlands. We’ll navigate the complexities of implementation, learn from effective actions against degradation and chart pathways for successful policies.

Communities and livelihoods

Learn the cultural significance of peatlands and the challenges and opportunities of integrating Indigenous wisdom into restoration practices. Learn about participatory approaches that honor traditional land uses while achieving conservation goals.

Money talk

Discover innovative finance models, blended mechanisms and the role of the private sector in driving peatland conservation. Learn how to make the investment case for peatland conservation – and how to market it.

Event partners

REGISTRATION

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The original GLF Peatlands

In 2017, 400 people gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia, to push for the sustainable  management of peatlands around the world. Find out what happened at GLF: Peatlands Matter and how it set the scene for this year’s event.

Any questions? Get in touch.

Venetia Galanaki

Events Project Officer

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Restoration Experiences Digital Forum

Restoration Experiences Digital Forum

Sharing the view from the ground and connecting across landscapes

Interpretation in English, Spanish and French

The digital forum is hosted by:

Restoration Experiences Digital Forum

Sharing the view from the ground and connecting across landscapes

Please join us via Zoom to follow the event in Spanish, Portuguese or French, and ask questions.

Please follow these instructions during the digital forum:
  • Please ensure that communication is conducted in a respectful manner, with particular consideration to avoid marginalization or exclusion
  • Use Chat to introduce yourself and share comments.
  • Ask questions using the Q&A function
  • Click Interpretation to choose your preferred language between English, Spanish, Portuguese and French

 

Troubleshooting Join here!

The digital forum is hosted by:

Restoration Experiences Digital Forum

Sharing the view from the ground and connecting across landscapes

The digital forum is hosted by:

WHEN

21 November 2023

TIME

14:00–17:00 UTC

WHERE

Online

SOCIAL

#ThinkLandscape

At this digital forum, learn how we can protect our food, water, carbon stocks and biodiversity by restoring landscapes.

The climate and biodiversity crises are already affecting people and landscapes around the world. But there’s one natural remedy that can tackle them both: restoring degraded and damaged landscapes.

There are already countless restoration projects that are turning degraded landscapes into beacons of hope and resilience. On 21 November, you’ll have the chance to get to know some of these projects and meet the people behind them.

Discover how local restoration projects are reshaping landscapes globally, and get inspired to start your own!

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Agenda

14:00–14:15

Opening remarks

  • Director General
    Nature Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUV)
14:15–16:00

Harvesting restoration experiences

At its core, this digital forum is a space to explore insights from restoration projects around the world. For this session, we have invited restoration project representatives to share their experiences and lessons learned.

Through a series of presentations, we will explore key lessons from the following focus areas that are crucial to landscape restoration:

  • Capacity development
  • Monitoring impact
  • Collaboration and multi-stakeholder approaches
  • Access to markets and livelihood development

After these presentations, our panel of experts will discuss the insights shared and draw conclusions.

Project representatives

Expert panel

16:00–16:45

How policy and finance can support restoration

This session will feature a panel discussion focusing on policy advocacy and restoration funding. Building on the presentations in the previous session, the panel will discuss what is working and assess what is missing in restoration projects today.

16:45–17:00

Closing statement and announcement of the 2024 Restoration Stewards

Join us as we announce the next cohort of Restoration Stewards – youth restoration practitioners who will receive funding, mentorship and training to grow their projects next year.

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN THE DIGITAL FORUM

EXPLORE RELEVANT RESOURCES

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Finance for Nature Digital Forum

Please join us via Zoom to follow the event in Spanish, Portuguese or French, and ask questions.

Please follow these instructions during the digital forum:
  • Please ensure that communication is conducted in a respectful manner, with particular consideration to avoid marginalization or exclusion
  • Use Chat to introduce yourself and share comments.
  • Ask questions using the Q&A function
  • Click Interpretation to choose your preferred language between English, Spanish, Portuguese and French

 

Troubleshooting

Join here

The digital forum is hosted by:

Finance for Nature Digital Forum

Investing in Equitable Futures

In Latin America and the Caribbean

Interpretation in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French

The digital forum is hosted by:

WHEN

13 July 2023

TIME

9:00–11:45 UTC-5 (Lima, Bogota, Quito)

WHERE

Online

SOCIAL

#LuxFinance4Nature #ThinkLandscape

At this digital forum, discover how finance can join forces with nature across Latin America and the Caribbean.

No one knows the land better than rural communities – yet the local people receive just a tiny fraction of climate finance. It’s time to work together to steward our planet for generations to come.

On 13 July, join the Luxembourg–GLF Finance for Nature platform to explore ways to support the stewardship of local communities and enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean through sustainable finance. 

This event will bring together community representatives, business leaders, financiers, policymakers and scientists to discuss how we can raise and equitably distribute funds for sustainable land use at the grassroots level.

Agenda

9:00–11:45 UTC-5 (Lima, Bogota, Quito)

09:00–09:10

Opening statement

  • Advisor on International Climate Finance
    Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development of Luxembourg
09:10–10:10

Promoting sustainable agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Join us for a discussion on how corporates, local communities, NGOs, policymakers and other stakeholders can work together to promote and implement sustainable agricultural practices in Latin America and the Caribbean. Listen in as local and global experts share their experiences and insights on how to create effective, equitable, and culturally appropriate sustainable value chains that benefit smallholder farmers and promote sustainability.

Moderator
Speakers
10:10–10:15

Meet and support local communities in Latin America

Join this session to discover the incredible work of our eight Latin American GLFx chapters dedicated to sustainable, integrated landscape management and learn how you can get involved.

10:15–10:50

Dragons’ Den

In this session, investment-ready projects presenting nature-based solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean will pitch their work to investors, who will ask questions and share feedback in a Dragons’ Den format.

Moderator

Project developers

Judges

10:50–11:40

How can climate finance reach Indigenous Peoples?

Discover how place-based, thematic and impact-first funds can drive direct investments on the ground. Learn about the importance of upholding Indigenous knowledge, values and rights and fair benefit-sharing agreements in nature-based solutions finance. Join us to discuss the agency and ethical considerations of investors in accelerating capital flow for urgent climate and impact goals.

Moderator

Speakers

11:40–11:45

Closing statement

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS

ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN THE DIGITAL FORUM

GET INVOLVED

On 11 and 12 October, discover local solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises, including the crucial role of finance.

Want to be a part of our grassroots restoration community? Learn more about our two flagship programs and apply now.

Check out our curated catalog of nature-based solutions and sustainable land use projects – or showcase your own project with us!

Contacts

Nina Verduin

Sustainable Finance Project Coordinator

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Ludwig Liagre

Sustainable Finance Lead

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GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference: A New Vision for Earth

The GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference, as it happened

Hosted in Nairobi, Kenya, and online, the GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference: A New Vision for Earth united over 7,000 participants from 130 countries, along with 218 speakers and 121 global and local partner organizations, to pave a path to a fairer world ahead of COP28. The global event reached 27 million people via social media and media channels, with more than 170,000 engagements.

Across 89 plenaries, expert and interactive sessions, side events, networking sessions, onsite presentations and inspirational talks, the conference sparked vibrant conversations on local solutions to the global climate and ecological crises in 2023.

Explore investable nature-based projects

Are you an investor looking for a project to make a difference with? Explore your options, including three projects that featured in our special Dragons’ Den session at the event.

Or if you’re a nature-based project looking for funding, simply reach out and we’ll find you the support you need.

PHOTOS

#GLFNairobi Photo Competition Summary

What’s your vision for Earth?

Photographers from all over the world submitted amazing photos of local solutions being implemented to protect their landscapes. Each image submitted reminds us that every effort counts, urging us all to preserve and protect our precious landscapes for the current and future generations. Meet the winners of the GLF Nairobi 2023 Photo Competition!

PAST GLF AFRICA

Sponsors

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Biodiversity Finance Digital Forum: Investing in People and Nature

Biodiversity Finance Digital Forum:
Investing in People and Nature

Simultaneous interpretation available (English | Français | Español)

This digital forum is hosted by:

Funded by:

WHEN
29 November 2022
TIME
14:00–16:30 CET (UTC+1)
WHERE
Online
SOCIAL
#LuxFinance4Nature

This Digital Forum will explore how finance can tackle the global extinction crisis by investing in conservation and restoration.

Food, medicine, energy, raw materials – we depend on biodiversity for all of these things. But as the sixth mass extinction beckons, how can we make our natural resources last for generations to come?

On 29 November, the Luxembourg–GLF Finance for Nature platform will explore ways to support local action for nature-based solutions, conservation and ecosystem restoration through appropriate financing mechanisms and incentives.

Ahead of the CBD COP15, this Digital Forum will dive into some of the major challenges facing the world of finance in the context of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

Join financiers, business leaders, policymakers and scientists to learn how we can protect and restore nature while also boosting our economies.

AGENDA

14:00–14:07

Opening statement

Speakers:
14:07–14:52

Microfinance for nature-based solutions: Needs, opportunities and way forward

Speakers:
  • Mathilde Bauwin
    Head of Knowledge Management
    Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA)
  • Andrea Rosales
    Head of communications and capacity-building
    Red Centroamericana y del Caribe de Microfinanzas (Redcamif)
  • Executive Director
    Forestry and Climate Change Fund
  • Co-founder, Dryland Restoration Steward 2022
    Nature and People as One (NAPO) co-founder & GLFx Africa Officer
14:52–15:45

Conservation trust funds and other biodiversity finance innovations: How can we maximize impacts for local communities?

Speakers:
  • Annabel Trinidad
    Technical Advisor
    UNDP-BIOFIN
  • Niran Nirannoot
    Program Manager
    UNDP BIOFIN, Thailand
  • Ana Orozco
    Program Manager
    UNDP BIOFIN, Costa Rica
  • Executive Director
    Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA)
15:45–15:50

Announcement: ‘Huella del futuro’ campaign, Costa Rica

15:50–16:05

Finance, forest and restoration: How to protect biodiversity and improve livelihoods?

Speakers:
  • Forestry Officer, Sustainable Forest Products
    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
  • Mokena Makeka
    Principal
    Dalberg Advisors
  • Mark Wishnie
    Chief Sustainability Officer and Head
    Landscape Capital at BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group
16:05–16:12

Experience sharing by OroVerde Foundation - Global Nature Fund

Speakers: TBC
16:12–16:25

Announcement: Restoration Stewards Cohort 2023

16:25–16:30

Closing statement

GEF Secretariat

Speakers

  • CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
    Global Environment Facility
  • Executive Director
    Forestry and Climate Change Fund
  • Tisha Wildayanti Ramadhini
    Stakeholder Relationships Coordinator
    Fairventures Social Forestry
  • Steffen Kemper
    Project Manager
    Business & Biodiversity, Global Nature Fund (GNF)
  • Niran Nirannoot
    Program Manager
    UNDP BIOFIN, Thailand
  • Mokena Makeka
    Principal
    Dalberg Advisors
  • Mathilde Bauwin
    Head of Knowledge Management
    Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA)
  • Mark Wishnie
    Chief Sustainability Officer and Head
    Landscape Capital at BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group
  • Forestry Officer, Sustainable Forest Products
    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
  • Karen Price
    Executive Director
    Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust, Malawi
  • Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development
    Luxembourg
  • Jan Ohnesorge
    International Project Officer
    OroVerde, Tropical Forest Foundation
  • Iga Sari
    Executive Assistant to General Manager
    Fairventures Social Forestry
  • Executive Director
    Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA)
  • Annabel Trinidad
    Technical Advisor
    UNDP-BIOFIN
  • Andrea Rosales
    Head of communications and capacity-building
    Red Centroamericana y del Caribe de Microfinanzas (Redcamif)
  • André Weidenhaupt
    Director General at the Ministry of Environment
    Climate and Sustainable development of Luxembourg
  • Ana Orozco
    Program Manager
    UNDP BIOFIN, Costa Rica
  • Aiita Joshua Apamaku
    Education Taskforce Lead
    Youth4Nature
  • Co-founder, Dryland Restoration Steward 2022
    Nature and People as One (NAPO) co-founder & GLFx Africa Officer

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