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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.

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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.

180.000

PEOPLE HAVE ATTENDED GLF CONFERENCES

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COUNTRIES

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

Mary Robinson

Republic of Ireland

Sadhguru

Isha Foundation

Cécile Ndjebet

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Rocky Dawuni

International artist and humanitarian

Wanjira Mathai

Wangari Maathai Foundation (WMF)

Daisaku Kadokawa

Mayor of Kyoto

Paula Caballero

Rare

Janene Yazzie

Indigenous Peoples Major Group on Sustainable Development

Lina Dolores Pohl Alfaro

El Salvador

Fe Cortez

Menos 1 Lixo

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Networking

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?

Learning

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.

Exposure

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."

Wanjira Mathai
Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation (WMF)

"Restoration can only succeed by involving communities and giving them the chance to use their traditional knowledge"

Daniel Kobei
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

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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.

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Country panel
National governments will share their commitments, past experiences, and views for the necessary components of a successful UN Decade.

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Economics and finance
Where some see challenges, these leaders in sustainable finance and investment see opportunity. Leading banks and economists share commitments, insights, and innovations in green and social finance.

03

Vision 2030
Key leaders of global movements on climate action, lifestyles, and ecosystems will share lessons-learned to mobilize mass support and their support to the UN Decade.

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Restoring our lands and seas
Celebrity ‘fire-starter’ talks and creative interventions will inspire us to transform our Planet, food systems and lifestyle for the benefit of nature and people.

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Ecosystem panels will share best-practices from indigenous peoples, local communities, youth and practitioners in key ecosystem types forests, oceans, agriculture, mountains, wetlands, peatlands and drylands.

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Contact

GENERAL INQUIRIES

Kamal Prawiranegara

GLF Global Coordinator

k.prawiranegara@cgiar.org

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Melissa Angel

Communications Coordinator

m.kayeangel@cgiar.org

NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS

John Colmey

GLF Managing Director

j.colmey@cgiar.org