• Saturday, 22 June 2019
  • 12:30-13:45

Landscape Talks – Earth Speakers

When it comes to nature protection, the evidence seems crystal clear: Nature is safest where local communities and indigenous people are fully in charge of their landscapes and where their rights to land use, management and decisions are respected and upheld. In practice, what does it mean to truly consider the safety of nature and those protecting it and how can we raise global awareness of the reality of these experiences from the ground?

In this session speakers will share their very personal stories from the heart of local and indigenous communities, revealing how they manage their relationships with their community and with nature in very distinct and highly inspiring ways.

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.