GLF News

Ahead of COP 26, Indigenous leaders and activists elevate fight for the Amazon’s survival to the global stage

23 Sep 2021

BONN, Germany — Protect Amazonia! Life is One and in Our Hands is an urgent call from civil society organizations (CSOs), communities and people living in the Amazon biome that have united to reach the ears of global leaders in a statement released at GLF Amazonia Digital Conference: The Tipping Point – Solutions From Inside Out.

Nominations reopen for Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award

22 Sep 2021

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has reopened its call for nominations for the Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award, an honour granted to an individual who has made extraordinary efforts to improve the world’s forests and the lives of the people who depend on them.

We are about to collapse and burn fast, warns senior climate change researcher

22 Sep 2021

Luciana Gatti, senior climate change researcher for National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and lead author of July’s headline-making Nature study on the Amazon’s net-positive carbon emissions, opened a global conference on the Amazon Biome on Tuesday.

GLF Climate: What’s on the agenda?

21 Sep 2021

Join us online or in-person from 5-7 November 2021 for the hard-hitting, inclusive and solutions-oriented GLF Climate Hybrid Conference. Held alongside the COP26 international climate negotiations in Glasgow, the three-day event will impart cutting-edge information, connect key actors and catalyze evidence-based action to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

Major Convening of Government Representatives, Indigenous Leaders, Scientists, and Artists to Urge Action to Curb Degradation of the Amazon Biome

9 Sep 2021

The Amazon rainforest is on the verge of crossing a tipping point that could cause it to permanently dry out. This would devastate biodiversity and the livelihoods of its 30 million people, accelerate the climate crisis, and potentially even alter the Earth’s water cycles, disrupting global food systems and causing trillions of dollars in damage to the global economy.

As Amazon reaches tipping point, media partners join critical conference ‘GLF Amazonia’

7 Sep 2021

As the world’s mightiest tropical forest – the Amazon – nears a critical ecological tipping point, a number of diverse and far-reaching media organizations are partnering with the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) to support the largest-ever global conference on the biodiversity-rich biome.

What’s on the agenda at the GLF Amazonia digital conference?

4 Sep 2021

GLF Amazonia, September 21-23, will bring together new and traditional knowledge from across the biome, exploring how to preserve and restore the biological and cultural diversity of the world’s largest tropical forest, the Amazon.

PBL launches new digital experience on the potential of landscape restoration to address global sustainability challenges

30 Jul 2021

Nature-based solutions (NbS) include land restoration actions such as agroforestry, grassland and grazing management, conservation agriculture, etc. that help to protect, restore and/or sustainably manage ecosystems. NbS are now receiving increased attention in the policy space owing to their potential to deliver a multitude of environmental and human well-being benefits and thereby help address many global sustainable development challenges simultaneously.

Agroecology TPP Launch: Reimagining our global food systems

21 Jun 2021

The CFS48 side event on addressing knowledge and implementation gaps constraining agroecological transitions featured a discussion on the political demand for agroecological transformation and publicly launched the Transformative Partnership Platform (TPP) as a response.

Africa’s drylands are getting more support. How to make the most of this

17 Jun 2021

The United Nations (UN) recently launched the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. It is a response to evidence that our current abuse of nature has accelerated global warming and degraded natural resources to a degree that threatens the wellbeing of people.