• Sunday, 2 December 2018
  • 09:00-10:30 | Bonn time (GMT+1)

Everything is connected: Planning in the water-energy-food nexus

New York

This talk will spark a discussion about the opportunities, but also the limits, of how far scientists can make their results accessible to local communities or at least to certification bodies such as FSC that have more established participation processes. While there are inherent difficulties in making complex issues accessible to people across various educational and cultural backgrounds, the FSC is strongly involving stakeholders across the landscape, including indigenous communities otherwise often neglected. Fritz Kleinschroth will discuss the DAFNE project, a large collaboration between universities and research institutes across 14 European and African countries, as well as use his experience in forest certification with the FSC to illustrate what is needed in sustainability certification and scientific projects from a landscape perspective.

Host: Fritz Kleinschroth

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.