Global Landscapes Forum Kyoto 2019: As it happened
On 13 May, more than 170 representatives of government, NGOs, Indigenous groups, the private sector, youth, civil society, science and media gathered at the International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan, to connect, learn and share ideas and experiences on how to move from commitment to action in creating more sustainable landscapes. During the conference, the city of Kyoto announced it would reach zero emissions by 2050.
For the first time ever, GLF launched a Digital Edition, which aired climate change videos, special addresses and art streamed live from five continents, reaching over 2 million people on social media.
Change is more likely to last if solutions are community-led. That puts them at the heart of our approach.
We need to do three things: (1) Take climate change seriously (2) Get angry with those with the most responsibility (3) Imagine the world that we have to hurry towards, a much better, healthier and fairer world of much stronger relationships powered by solidarity and empathy.
I think the reason why we don’t achieve what we set out to achieve most of the time is that we don’t have essential partnerships. You find that scientists, botanists and ecologists are working in silos. So if we can all come together and work together with one objectives, then it is possible for us to achieve that.
We cannot detach from people, from community. We are working together with the community. We aim a holistic landscape approach.
We have to understand that every single thing that we do shapes the world; we have to feel that in our hearts, not just articulate it in our heads.
We can all be a part of change. Remember: it’s just as important to ask #whomademyclothes as it is to remember that loved clothes last.
As individuals, we have to have a role to play in changing the world. And remember, this is not just about changing your consumer behaviors. It’s also about every single choice that you make.
Climate action improves our lives, today and always. It makes us healthier, it extends our lifespans, it helps us connect with people, and it strengthens our economies.
Take a look back on all of the GLF Kyoto 2019 highlights, from inspiring video addresses to informative presentations
Changing our ways: Photo Competition
Thank you to those who contributed to the GLF Kyoto Photo Competition, whether you submitted a picture or voted. It is our pleasure to showcase the winner.