We are not a single government, organization, religion or ideology.
We do not support a political agenda.
We are indigenous groups in Borneo and farmers cooperatives in Cameroon.
We are primary schools in Nepal and agricultural universities in the Netherlands.
We are governments from Brazil, Indonesia, Peru and Germany.
We are scientists researching every land sector and finding solutions to climate change.
We are investment banks in Hong Kong and village stall owners in rural Zambia.
We are the world’s largest donors and development banks, the biggest organizations and the smallest NGOs, trying to do good for our planet and well-being.
We live on the cutting edge while tuning into the wisdom of the Earth.
We are here to connect, share, learn and act.
We are the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on sustainable land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. We have connected 3,900 organizations and 150,000 participants to our gatherings in Warsaw, Lima, London, Paris, Marrakech, Jakarta, Bonn, Washington D.C. and Nairobi – and reached over 231.5 million from more than 148 countries. We are greening Africa through the AFR100 and Latin America through Initiative 20×20. We are fighting to save the world’s peatlands through the Global Peatlands Initiative and its coastal communities through the Blue Carbon Partnership. We are developing innovative finance mechanisms to invest in sustainable farming and supply chains with the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) and the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility, among others.
And we have only just begun.
We aspire to spark a movement of 1 billion people around sustainable landscapes. Crazy right? But no one ever achieved anything big by thinking small.
We believe in taking a holistic, fact-based approach to the most pressing global challenges: restoring billions of hectares of idle, degraded land; tackling insecure tenure, community and gender rights; addressing food insecurity and declining rural livelihoods; confronting inadequate finance and unsustainable supply chains; and finding a universal framework of indicators to adequately measure progress.
To achieve this, we need to break silos.
We share a positive vision of what the world’s diverse landscapes – from the Andean Mountains to the peatlands of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the everyday places where we live, work and raise our children – can look like if we all work together. Let’s tear down the fences and connect our backyards.