WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT GLF NAIROBI 2018
We need to move from a view of forests and green spaces as luxuries to one that sees them as absolutely vital to local economies.
Executive Director, UN Environment
We have to know that landscape restoration is an opportunity to transform people’s lives, so we need to know that smallholder farmers should be at the forefront of the whole process.
Minister of Lands and Forestry, Rwanda
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)
A truly integrated approach, bringing together relevant sectors (forestry, agriculture, energy, water) and stakeholders from government, civil society and private sector, will be crucial.
Deputy Director-General and Commissioner, BMZ
There is a national and global outcry about restoring degraded areas. In the 1980s, Uganda had about 24% forest cover, and currently it’s only 9%.
Program Manager, Forestry and the Environment, AUPWAE Uganda
Africa is the continent with the best landscapes restoration opportunities . Let’s grab them and invest in the restoration of the natural capital of Africa to increase weath and reduce poverty
World Bank Global Lead for Forests, Landscapes and Ecosytems
Africa has pledged to restore 100 million ha by 2030. And we think that communities have a role to play in this. They’ve been working to restore landscapes for decades already.
Principal Scientist of Center for International Forestry Research
We wanted to get our forest back to how it used to be. There had been a lot of destruction. We, the indigenous inhabitants of the Mau, realised we could not just sit back and watch people destroy the forest and wait for the Kenya Forest Service to do something.
Ogiek People's Development Project, Mau Forest, Kenya
To restore ecological function, social equity and financial profitability, there must be a combined business case, environmental rationale and social logic.
Director General, World Agroforestry Centre
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Following a year of unprecedented growth, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is quickly becoming the epicenter for discussions and solutions on landscape sustainability and restoration, connecting people from all sectors and continents to combat climate change through the landscape approach.
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