GLF News

Global Landscapes Forum calls for Landscape Heroes nominees

24 Sep 2020

BONN, Germany (21 September 2020) – The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is calling for nominations for its annual Landscape Heroes competition, which highlights and honors valuable local efforts to protect landscapes and biodiversity.

Open and transparent: forest data setting the course under the Paris Agreement

19 Aug 2020

Youth can have a catalytic role in charting a new course for forests and climate action under the Paris Agreement. Yet, they are often overlooked. The theme of the International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes. Providing youth with the necessary forestry skills, education, and access to technology, can play a key role in enabling and accelerating inputs from youth – which is desperately needed for forest and climate action.

IUFRO-GFEP Global Assessment Report on Forests and Poverty: Introducing Lead Authors

1 Jul 2020

This autumn a report will be launched on how forests and tree-based landscapes can affect poverty and the wellbeing of the poor!

Addressing forest crime in a post-Covid-19 era

19 Jun 2020

The Lower Mekong basin is of global significance, boasting an incredibly high diversity of forest habitats.

Deforestation continues globally, if at a slower pace

19 Jun 2020

Forests underpin life on Earth. Globally, around 2.4 billion people or one third of the entire human population depend directly on forests for wood for cooking their daily meals.

GLF paves the way with largest digital environment conference

9 Jun 2020

On 3-5 June, Dr. Jane Goodall, Indian Yogi Sadhguru and more than 300 other speakers reimagined the future of food amid recovery plans from the COVID-19 pandemic in a global first: the largest-ever Global Landscapes Forum digital conference with 5,000 people from 185 countries. The event’s outcomes were twofold: tackling the transformation of global food systems and laying the foundation for global climate change conferences by bringing people together in a carbon-saving, interactive digital space.

Jane Goodall to speak at Global Landscapes Digital Conference 2020

5 Jun 2020

Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, will address at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Digital Conference, which runs online from 3-5 June. In her address, she expands on widely-reported comments she made Tuesday, sounding the alarm for the urgency of food security, drawing from decades of working and living with local communities in Africa.

The Global Crop Diversity Trust joins forces with the Global Landscapes Forum for a food and nutrition secure future

4 Jun 2020

The Global Crop Diversity Trust (Crop Trust) has announced today the organisation will sign the Global Landscapes Forum charter, becoming its 29th member.

Rethinking food systems for human and planetary health at GLF Bonn Digital Conference 2020

2 Jun 2020

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Digital Conference, which will run online from 3-5 June, will kickstart a global conversation on how to ‘build back better’ and transform food systems to protect human well-being and planetary health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

How to get the most out of the GLF Bonn Digital Conference: Food in the time of crises

29 May 2020

At the GLF Bonn Digital Conference 2020, great minds from across the globe will gather online around the challenge of feeding a growing population without over-exploiting the planet. As the COVID-19 pandemic puts systems on pause right now across the Earth, it’s the perfect moment to explore how to ‘build back better’: to transform our food systems and plot a future with long-term planetary health and human well-being at the fore.