GLF News

Bonn provides a dynamic backdrop for 2017 Global Landscapes Forum

8 Nov 2017

Impact of human activities on fragile natural ecosystems in focus

Join the GLF Digital Summit: Fires, haze and health – applied research, collaborative design and prototype development

14 Oct 2017

Forest and land fires, which occur on an annual basis in Indonesia, affect the entire Southeast Asian region. Such man-made disasters are detrimental to the environment and have irreversible long-term impacts on human health, undermining progress towards achieving almost all Sustainable Development Goals. Indonesia’s forest and peatland fires are estimated to cause approximately 110,000 premature […]

GFAR webinar on “Participatory Video”

15 May 2017

Our GLF team attended an excellent webinar on Participatory Video (PV), particularly on how it is used in agricultural research. Coordinated by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), this two-hour event parsed the techniques, trials and tribulations of working with video techniques that involve stakeholders in every stage of production: from storyboarding to shooting to editing. […]

Youth Media Workshop at Peatlands Matter

5 May 2017

Do you think you have what it takes to be a youth delegate or a social reporter at the Peatlands Matter event in Jakarta? And, can you clear your schedule from May 16 – 18? We’re looking for tomorrow’s journalists, scientists and policymakers who are passionate about peatlands, gathering the best and brightest from Indonesia and beyond to […]

5 things you need to know about the future of the Global Landscapes Forum

17 Nov 2016

1. What makes the Global Landscapes Forum different from other conferences? The GLF is much more than an event: it is an ongoing conversation and platform where diverse stakeholders come together to tackle our world’s most pressing issues. It has become a global community of several hundred organizations involved in a cross-cutting conversation on sustainable […]

Attractions of Marrakesh: The Medina, souks and the ‘COP of Action’

10 Nov 2016

At the COP21 in Paris last year, 195 countries reached an historic agreement – the first ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. Yet while each country made emission-cutting pledges, the pledges remain on the whole inadequate to date, potentially putting the world on a dangerous path towards global warming by 3 degrees Celsius. Currently, 89 […]

Evaluating the Youth in Landscapes Initiative: A leading example of genuine intergenerational collaboration

16 Aug 2016

A genuine and empowering youth-led and youth-targeting initiative – that’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the Youth in Landscapes (YIL) Initiative. Genuine, in the sense that you feel a strong sense of belonging to, and ownership of a creative and inspiring project that is completely led by young people and […]

Finding my way – Reflections on my Youth in Landscapes mentoring experience

4 Aug 2016

It has been almost six months, yet my participation at Global Landscape Forum and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative mentoring program continues to inspire me – even now. The sheer scale of it – the number of passionate people enthusiastically debating options, of solutions being proposed and of the principle of the very forum – […]