Join GLF in New York City for a rare opportunity to shape the upcoming UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
Consult with countries and key stakeholders on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Explore in-depth key global ecosystem restoration needs: forests/agriculture, wetlands/peatlands, mountains, drylands/rangelands and oceans/coasts.LEARN MORE
GLF NYC 2019 will take place shortly after the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit and back-to-back with the opening of the 74th UN General Assembly. The one-day event will advance new action coalitions and commitments for the UN Decade and offer a Decade-long implementation platform to nature-based solutions.
PEOPLE HAVE ATTENDED GLF CONFERENCES
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: Opportunities & Partnerships
Planning for the future health of the planet
Meet some of our past speakers
Alec Baldwin (video address)
Actor and Environmental Activist
Republic of Ireland
International artist and humanitarian
Wangari Maathai Foundation (WMF)
Get the full story behind GLF New York
Networking opportunities will be plentiful at this GLF event, being held at the United Nations in New York at the same time as the 74th UN General Assembly and the 2019 UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit. Where better to meet such a wide range of experts and stakeholders as well as many of the people making the important decisions at local, regional and international levels?
This GLF event, at the UN in New York, is a great opportunity to find out more from the people directly involved, about the opportunities around the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Hear from restoration experts who are working on the ground. Ask the finance experts your questions about how essential restoration work can be funded, particularly in the context of this extraordinary restoration Decade.
If you already have some great ideas and restoration plans to share, GLF New York provides a chance to bring those to a high-level and global audience. Tell the world about your plans and drum up greater support for your vision. In addition to the audience at the UN itself, GLF events reach tens of thousands of the right people via livestreams; and reach tens of millions of people via social media. Don’t miss this opportunity!
"We must begin to address the societal values that guide us. While climate change and biodiversity loss are some of the greatest challenges of our time, addressing the selfishness and apathy of those responsible for managing our forests is equally important."
Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation (WMF)
"Restoration can only succeed by involving communities and giving them the chance to use their traditional knowledge"
Founder of the Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program
"Restoration of 350 million hectares of degraded land between now and 2030 could generate $9 trillion in ecosystem services and take an additional 13-26 gigatons of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere."
UN Environment and UN FAO
Organizations that engage with GLF
What's on the agenda?
GLF New York 2019 will bring together a great number of questions concerning the potential of the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration – as well as bringing together the right people to respond to these questions and to help to steer the agenda. GLF event participants will mix with the leadership of UN member states and other national delegates as well as restoration experts and researchers to learn from each other. Learning from best practices, the knowledge drawn from Indigenous Peoples and local communities, and coordinating efforts will be emphasized as well as input from youth on how they can contribute to the fight against climate change while supporting ecosystem restoration.