13 May 2019


Kyoto, Japan






Connect, share, learn and act in Kyoto, Japan, with the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), the world’s largest knowledge-based, multi-sector platform for sustainable landscapes. In accelerating action toward creating landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient, the GLF is building its reach to 1 billion people across the world. Together, through collaborative leadership, it will create a force for positive change by realizing a vision of what can be achieved by a global community working together.

GLF Kyoto will focus on sustainable landscapes as a critical part of the climate solution. Organized back-to-back with the 49th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, releasing its new methodology report to refine current greenhouse gas emissions inventory guidelines, the event will bring together experts from academia, policy and practice in Kyoto, combined with a large digital outreach including online discussion forums and video messages around the world in different time zones. The event will cover practical and immediate actions for a climate-smart future, such as changes in trade, food production, investments, lifestyle and diet.

Join more than 350 participants, along with a global online audience in the thousands, for an exciting day of lively discussion, knowledge-sharing and innovation at GLF Kyoto 2019. There are many ways you can participate, from our plenary panel discussion and tabletop exhibitions to online discussion forums and digital summits.


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