GLF News

Cameroonian activist wins Wangari Maathai Forest Champions’ Award 2022

18 May 2022

Sixth winner of the award announced at the XV World Forestry Congress

OUT NOW: New, free online tool maps linkages between human and land rights

12 May 2022

As the global community scrambles to tackle multiple crises, the call for responsible land governance is more crucial than ever before.

Everything for a greener future

30 Apr 2022

The Global Landscapes Forum builds local initiatives that restore degraded landscapes. Five African activists tell us what drives them.

Drought and restoration in the spotlight: UNCCD joins the GLF as Charter Member

19 Apr 2022

“The UNCCD Secretariat and the GLF have been working closely on advancing our shared vision of land restoration as a prerequisite for bringing about a sustainable future for all"

GLF Social Media Ambassadors 2022: Announcing the next generation of GLF’s environmental influencers

17 Mar 2022

This year, GLF received 596 applications, up over 50% from last year’s call.

Become a GLF Social Media Ambassador for 2022!

7 Dec 2021

GLF has lived up to this year’s challenge of delivering high-quality, internationally relevant events in the digital world. The GLF Social Media Ambassadors 2020 have successfully boosted the GLF social media presence and engagement rate throughout the year.

How to ignite ecosystem restoration in your community

1 Dec 2021

Grassroots action for the restoration of your local ecosystem is a means to engage yourself and the community around you to become part of the change that you are trying to achieve, according to the IUCN Community-Organizing Toolkit on Ecosystem Restoration.

GLF Climate Creative Competition

1 Dec 2021

Art is a powerful way to convey messages, elicit emotions and create connections. Original and creative ways to engage, educate, and challenge people are increasingly becoming embedded in climate change activism.

GLF Climate event charts “long way” from major climate commitments to action on the ground

10 Nov 2021

“We have a very, very long way to go – you can see the gap in terms of what it’s going to cost to make the transition to renewables, or deal with growing extreme weather events,” said USAID administrator Samantha Power at GLF Climate: Forests, Food, Finance – Frontiers of Change, a three-day event held alongside COP26 at the University of Glasgow and livestreamed around the world from 5–7 November 2021.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) becomes Global Landscapes Forum 32nd charter member

7 Nov 2021

Around a third of global anthropogenic emissions come from our food systems, largely through agricultural practices and land-use change. Meanwhile, world hunger is on the rise, and around 40% of all food produced across the planet is currently lost or wasted. As the global population grows, and food production is increasingly affected by degradation and climate change impacts, it’s clear that widespread change to our system is required.