Join thousands of people in an online forum to help map out the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
New York now:
USA EST (GMT -4)
Sat, September 28, 2019
What is the Digital Edition?
The Digital Edition is a chance to join a global discussion forging new ways to slash emissions and create climate-smart futures. No need to travel to participate. You can join from the comfort of your office, home or community center, keeping your carbon emissions firmly in check. In addition to broadcasting sessions from GLF New York in real time, the broadcast will feature videos and interviews with experts on the frontlines of restoration.
Join thousands online for a series of live-streamed events and intimate conversations exploring landscape solutions:
New York City
EVENTS STREAMING LIVE
Don’t miss the opportunity to join the discussion. We’ll be digging deep into some of the most pressing issues of our time with climate activists, UN delegates, youth and Indigenous leaders, community representatives, forest defenders and more from around the globe.
Meet some of our speakers
Lina Dolores Pohl Alfaro
Food and Agriculture Organization
The Anishinabek Nation
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee
Mette Løyche Wilkie
Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
Nature Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS
Road to U.N Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021 -2030)
Timeline text by Julie Mollins, design by Dharmi Bradley
Restoring Ecosystems, Reviving Hope
The restoration of forests and other natural ecosystems remains one…
Roots of Prosperity: The Economics and Finance of Restoring Land
Almost one-quarter of the world’s land area has been degraded…
The Business of Planting Trees: A Growing Investment Opportunity
Across the world, companies with a wide range of business…
Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration & Sustainable Use
Tropical forest landscape conservation and restoration offers an opportunity to…
"Build up this upcoming Decade with us and contribute to it. All evidence and scientific facts are lying on our table and we need urgent action in the fields of biodiversity conservation and climate protection. We need to enhance food security, work on Indigenous rights and bring everything together."
Director General, Nature Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
"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
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.
National governments will share their commitments, past experiences, and views for the necessary components of a successful UN Decade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Organizations that engage with GLF
GLF Global Coordinator
Judith Marie Sonneck
GLF Assistant Coordinator
NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS
GLF Managing Director