At GLF Luxembourg 2019, make waves on mainstreaming sustainable finance.
Keep ahead of the curve in the financial markets. Investors will mingle with an international network of experts to gain insights on the benefits of financing and investing in ecologically sound landscape-based enterprises.
Join a growing business sector. At the 4th GLF Investment Case, the focus will be on how investors can drive more capital to sustainable, commercially viable agricultural and forestry production and processing models that align with environmental objectives.
Don’t get left behind. Governments and policymakers are moving faster to make changes to protect and restore the environment amid dire warnings about global warming. Become nimble in the land resource sector by tapping into all the latest trends while mitigating risk. The annual mock Dragons’ Den is a highlight.
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Planning for the future health of the planet
Meet some of our speakers
Center for International Forestry Research
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
Climate Wise Women
Climate Action Network
University of Helsinki
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia
The world’s largest knowledge-led multi-sectoral platform for integrated land use. Over 200 delegates will connect with top thinkers in government, international firms and land-use experts on the financial frontlines.
GLF Luxembourg attracts people who are tackling the big challenges. Presenters cover topics including shifts in consumer demand, new sectors, technology for production and monitoring value chain activities.
Learn and disseminate simultaneously. Previous GLF events have attracted tens of thousands of viewers to the livestream, and reached tens of millions of people via social media.
"The next generation will have nothing if we do not act now. Forums like GLF are very important in taking that action and bringing about that change."
Mystic and visionary
"At the Global Landscapes Forum I really learned that if we do it together, it’s going to be a fantastic world – not only for our kids and the next generation, but for our generation."
El Salvador Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
"The Global Landscapes Forum addresses how land-use is central to global challenges that are more interconnected than many of us realize."
Organizations that engage with GLF
What’s on The Agenda?
The conference will specifically focus on practical business cases in the land use domain that work, but which need to be upscaled for more widespread positive impact. It also allows participants to interact with speakers and other delegates in a variety of ways, including by attending a mock Dragons’ Den, meeting other participants in smaller settings through a pop-up World Café or learning about new and emerging funds that are incubated by Luxembourg’s International Climate Finance Accelerator. This knowledge can be used to foster more meaningful and effective investments, avoid and overcome potential risk, and advance global goals toward sustainable financial activities. Conference objectives include:
Tropical deforestation and agricultural production accounts for roughly a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. With 2.6 billion people dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, the shift towards more sustainable production, sourcing and trading is vital.
A growing number of firms – including those united under the Consumer Goods Forum such as Unilever and Nestlé – have made commitments to deforestation-free sourcing of products and raw materials. Despite this positive step, there is a gap between commitment and action.
Finance will also play a critical role, in particular the capacity of public and private finance, sometimes blended, to support new business models and unfamiliar risks. The financial sector lags in recognizing the global environmental threats that unsustainable land use poses.
Identifying financial risks related to unsustainable land use, including asset stranding, debt defaults and reduced returns across of asset classes, including corporate loans, public and private equity and sovereign bonds.
Shifting financial flows to sustainable land use models that are economically viable. Agricultural and financial sector firms must form networks to mirror cross-sectoral transformational shifts towards climate-smart production models.
Public finance is needed to transition toward climate smart land use in the form of junior or subordinate capital, credit guarantees and subsidies. In order to achieve scale, this public investment should be blended with senior capital from commercial investors to mitigate risk.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
Connect, learn, share and act on mobilizing capital for landscape restoration and sustainable investment.
Pitch in a mock Dragons’ Den. Host an interactive session or side event. Present a 7-minute solo Landscape Talk. Engage news media with a Launchpad. Book a table for display and presentation space.