GLF News

Sustainable finance organizations call for action on natural capital investment

28 Mar 2020

The organizations Environmental Finance, Finance for Tomorrow, Global Landscapes Forum, Mirova and IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative organized three events in November 2019 dedicated to exploring ways of investing in natural capital. These events aimed to create common ground and understanding about natural capital investments, help build a track record for investors, and foster partnerships among stakeholders. This Outlook 2020 builds on that experience, in order to share recommendations for actions to enable systemic change in a joint outcome.

Bamboo, rattan, and forest biodiversity

20 Mar 2020

Deforestation, forest degradation and climate change are threatening the incredible diversity of life in forests. Bamboo and rattan can provide a solution.

Global Landscapes Forum unveils “16 Women Restoring the Earth” list to mark International Women’s Day

5 Mar 2020

From Lina Pohl, former environment minister in El Salvador, to young Indigenous water activist Autumn Peltier of Canada, to Ugandan organizer Constance Okollet, the Global Landscapes Forum’s inaugural list of 16 Women Restoring the Earth is packed with energy, enthusiasm and experience.

African voices “elevated” through Global Landscapes Forum conference in Nairobi

11 Feb 2020

By holding a major international conference in Nairobi, GLF “elevated the voices of African leaders” and helped to boost interest in hearing a diversity of voices from the continent, says recently-published academic research.

More than 300 human rights defenders killed in 2019, report says

21 Jan 2020

40 percent worked on land, Indigenous’ Peoples and environmental rights

A large fruit bat flies over a forest canopy in Lome, Togo. Photo by Stephen C. Smith used under Creative Commons license

BBC Newsday interviews CIFOR scientist on deforestation, bats and Ebola study

16 Jan 2020

Suspected Ebola carriers often thrive in clearings or on forest fringes

Efforts to protect the coveted Helmeted Hornbill and its habitat grow

14 Jan 2020

Villagers gain support to develop sustainable livelihoods

People pour water onto decomposing vegetation from watering cans to make compost

Cameroonian smallholder farmers get involved in forest landscape restoration

14 Jan 2020

Going local with capacity building and needs assessment

Youth and GLF Luxembourg

17 Dec 2019

Read about the Youth in Landscapes Finance workshop and GLF Luxembourg

Case studies highlight best practices, critical aspects for using private finance in forest and landscape restoration

11 Dec 2019

How did a community in the Dominican Republic use funds from a goldmine to convert disused sugarcane plantations and degraded farmland into fertile landscapes that benefit the local population? How did a smallholder farmers’ cooperative in Peru learn to process and sell cocoa, creating new income sources while reducing pressure on the rainforest?