AGENDA

  • Saturday, 1 December 2018
  • 09:00-10:30

The Chamber of Commons: disclosing new models of cooperation

New York

Exciting examples of sustainable landscape management occur when governments, private organisations and civil society organisations work together to establish and finance new courses of action. There is a great flurry of new arrangements observing to these 'landscape commons'. Similar to the Chamber of Commerce, we need more structural and vocal representation of these kind of financially viable, collaborative and (citizen) inclusive landscape projects.


Exciting examples of sustainable landscape management occur when governments, private organisations and civil society organisations work together to establish and finance new courses of action. There is a great flurry of new arrangements observing to these ‘landscape commons’. Similar to the Chamber of Commerce, we need more structural and vocal representation of these kind of financially viable, collaborative and (citizen) inclusive landscape projects.

Waag operates at the intersection of science, technology and the arts and focuses on emergent technologies as instruments of social change, and is guided by the values of fairness, openness and inclusivity. Socrates Schouten holds a MSc in environmental science and leads the Chamber of Commons. The Chamber of Commons is designed to represent the voices of communities and share the ideas and practices of successful collaborative landscape projects. SFL – The Sustainable Finance Lab is an informal interdisciplinary network of mostly academics of different Dutch universities. The aim of the Sustainable Finance Lab is a stable and robust financial sector that contributes to an economy that serves humanity without depleting its environment.

Host: Socrates Schouten (WAAG)

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Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.

The GLF will have a small secretariat in Bonn, Germany to coordinate all of the above, operated by CIFOR.