Maria Margarida Ribeiro da Silva: “Great pride for women who fight to defend forests”

20 Feb 2018

Five years after her death, the forest advocacy efforts of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai were commemorated at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany during the Global Landscapes Forum, December 19-20. Almost a thousand delegates gathered to witness Maria Margarida Ribeiro Da Silva from Brazil receive the Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award. Home

Putting landscapes first to green up the environment

20 Feb 2018

A strong grassroots movement, brave political leadership and innovative leadership are key to forging change and preventing landscape degradation, said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Bonn, Germany. December 2017. Home

The role of local forest champions: Extraordinary commitment to community forest management

20 Feb 2018

Hiroto Mitsugi, Assistant Director-General of Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) discusses the role of local community in raising awareness of the key role forests play in supporting local communities, rural livelihoods, women and the environment. Maria Margarida Ribeiro da Silva, a resident of the Verde para Sempre Extractive Reserve in Brazil’s northern state […]

Panel Discussion: The future of the Global Landscapes Forum

17 Jan 2018

The GLF is forming a global movement of 1 billion people in support of collective engagement, learning, and action to effectively build sustainable landscapes that deliver multiple benefits to some of the planet’s most vulnerable people. Taking a holistic, evidence-based approach to the world’s most complex and pressing development challenges, we promote transformational change at […]

Alexander Lotsch – “What are you sinking about? Landscape carbon accounting – BIG TIME!”

17 Jan 2018

The Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes is pushing the envelope with a new and innovative approach to account for carbon emissions from landscapes. The resources and ideas generated through this initiative support and incentivize countries in implementing ambitious and transformative plans that harness their landscapes for development while contributing to global climate change mitigation.

Eva Rood – Wanted! Chief ecosystem officers ensuring business and landscapes bloom

17 Jan 2018

How to restore landscapes and, simultaneously, create sustainable businesses? We believe that every board should have a CEO: a Chief Ecosystems Officer. Someone who can bridge economy and ecology, and design a business model that serves both financial, natural and social capital ánd delivers return of inspiration. The ENABLE-project, a consortium of practitioners, researchers, trainers […]

Dr. Tony Simons – Planet for sale

10 Jan 2018

Tony Simons, Director General World Agroforestry Centre, give a talk at Landscape Talks, Global Landscapes Forum, Bonn, 20 December 2017.

Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2017: A Summary video

26 Dec 2017

On Dec 19-20, the Global Landscapes Forum brought together 1000 attendees from 103 countries in the World Conference Center in Bonn. In total, 21,610,513 people were reached across social media and fully 51,000 people tuned in live from 114 different countries to connect, learn, share and act around our planet’s greatest climate and development challenges.

Robert Nasi – Opening remarks GLF Bonn 2017

21 Dec 2017

Robert Nasi, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research, will give welcoming remarks at Global Landscapes Forum 2017.  

Daniel Murdiyarso – Why care about peatlands?

21 Dec 2017

CIFOR Principal Scientist discussed the Global Wetlands Map’s development, its use, and the need for verifications. An Indonesian case study will demonstrate how to locate degraded peatland. Criteria of successful restoration by rewetting degraded peatland will be proposed.