13 May 2019


Kyoto, Japan






GLF Kyoto will focus on how we can tackle climate change from the landscape. On May 13, experts from science, business, policy, international development and more will come join in person – and online from around the world, to focus on sustainable landscapes as one of the keys to climate mitigation and adaptation. The livestreamed talks at the Kyoto International Conference Center, complemented by a comprehensive digital edition with live discussions from five continents, will analyze on-the-ground solutions for the challenges highlighted by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and in meetings taking place alongside GLF Kyoto.

Be part of the digital edition and share your expertise in an online discussion forum or digital summit or join us in Kyoto to host a plenary panel discussion or tabletop exhibition. You can be one of the 350+ stakeholders leading the talks in Kyoto or shape the conversation online, alongside thousands tuning in from around the world.


The event will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Center, Japan.

The event offers an opportunity to review the latest science, launch new initiatives and pitch innovative ideas for landscapes-based climate action. Sessions will tie U.N. climate policy processes to real action at the landscape level, exploring successful landscape approaches that support the fight against climate change and alleviate poverty for the most vulnerable. Discussions will emphasize the roles of trade, food production, investment, lifestyle and diet in a climate-smart future and may include:

  • Practical approaches to implementing IPCC pathways to 1.5 degrees Celsius, focused on land-based solutions
  • Restoration opportunities for accelerating climate change mitigation and adaptation action
  • Innovative financial instruments to fund restoration and sustainable land use; strengthening the role of certification
  • Innovative legal reforms in tenure and land-based investments that safeguard the rights of women, youth and local and indigenous peoples
  • Ways of balancing food security with biodiversity and forest conservation and climate mitigation and adaptation
  • Latest knowledge and instruments to measure progress toward achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement


For general inquiries:

Kamal Prawiranegara, GLF Global Coordinatork.prawiranegara@cgiar.org
Judith Marie Sonneck, GLF Assistant Coordinatorj.sonneck@cgiar.org


For networking and partnerships:

Nevena Bakalar, GLF Networking and Partnerships Coordinatorn.bakalar@cgiar.org