Rights in the landscape
The 2019 annual GLF event will focus the world’s attention on the fundamental importance of rights to address the current environmental crisis. Linking people to landscapes, the GLF will explore the essential contributions of indigenous peoples, local communities, and rural and indigenous women and youth in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement on climate change, highlighting the transformative role of rights and rights-based approaches for securing a more just, sustainable and prosperous future for all.
Bound to be the year’s biggest international event on rights, GLF Bonn 2019 will leverage the Forum’s platforms to support the widespread adoption of a rights-based approach to sustainability that recognizes and protects rural and indigenous rights and their critical role as nature’s stewards. The GLF aims to make this year a turning point for how rights, traditional knowledge and proposed solutions from the ground are respected, considered and implemented in policy, action and investment cycles globally. Connect, share, learn and act with the GLF in Kyoto and be part of the change!
Join more than 1,000 participants, along with a global online audience in the thousands, for two exciting days of lively discussion, knowledge-sharing and innovation at GLF Bonn 2019. There are many ways you can participate, from our plenary panel discussion and tabletop exhibitions to online discussion forums and digital summits.
We're in the age of adaptation, one of the best ways to do that is through restoration and reforestation of land.
"The future is synonymous with landscapes. This will be a $USD 5-7 trillion dollar investment space within the next decade. Every bank and institutional investor is turning their attention here. The Global Landscapes Forum is an essential platform to facilitate this."
Japan is an industrial nation, but has high forest cover; in recent past deforestation due to development led to frequent disasters; We realized how much native forests meant, started replanting trees.
We are strongly committed to REDD+.
We need blended knowledge, we need to learn from the work of others. Then we can move on to blended finance for landscape restoration.
If just 12 percent of the world’s degraded lands were restored to production, we could feed another 200 million people and farmers’ incomes would be raised by $40 billion a year
Colonization came and took our resources but we survived; within our lifetime the ocean may take our land, lifestyle; I urge you to consider breadth of knowledge—climate is about indigenous youth.
When I first attended this conference, I talked about a cresting wave and that you had a long period of the trough. It was about to break. Well, I think it broke in Paris during the COP21.
Touching people’s hearts is how you change their behavior, and this is the only way to create long-lasting change.
The event will be held at Maritim Hotel, Bonn.
To address the challenges of bringing different systems of knowledge and understanding into conversation and collaboration, the GLF will create a space for transformational learning where participants will be invited to step back and reflect on how they consider and approach pressing issues. Through this process, actors can co-learn through better understanding their own positions, perspectives and perceptions as well as those of other actors. This knowledge can then be used to foster more meaningful and effective partnerships, avoid and overcome potential conflicts, and advance global inclusivity and understanding. Conference objectives:
- To amplify the transformational role of rights in the identification and implementation of sustainability solutions
- To advance the adoption of a rights-based approach to sustainability, including the launch of a new collaborative partnership to establish a gold standard on this approach; and
- To create a new global narrative that recognizes indigenous peoples and local communities as bearers of rights and solutions to our common challenges.
- Latest knowledge and instruments to measure progress toward achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement
Have you checked out Landscapes News? What about the Knowledge Hub? The GLF is much more than the sum of its events! Dive into the GLF community and discover what it means to #ThinkLandscape.