GLF News

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 – […]

Trending Landscapes: Science went social at the Global Landscapes Forum

20 Jan 2016

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) on 5-6 December tapped the power of social media to report updates during the event, empowering the general public with knowledge on the issues involved with sustainably managing landscapes. More than 20 young environmental advocates, science and agriculture writers, freelance journalists, development workers and graduate students from across the globe […]

Believing in themselves and the future: Youth at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum

16 Dec 2015

What do a Ugandan lawyer, a Mexican engineer, a Nepalese agriculture student, a Canadian policy advisor, and an Italian forest scientist have in common? They are all young, they are all innovators in their field, and they are all passionate about people and their environments. They are also all part of a group of 50 similarly […]

From global to local: It’s all connected

16 Dec 2015

As global climate and development frameworks fall into place, experts at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum amplified the call to transform these frameworks into action – and they predict that most of that action is going to be driven by local forces. “It’s been a fantastic year in terms of policies and frameworks and agreements,” […]

GLF youth innovators speak up in exclusive interview

16 Dec 2015

Hook published an intriguing article on the Youth in Landscape Initiative. In this piece Grace Bayley and Shannan Sterne interviewed a some of the young innovators.  These students included Henri from Belgium, Minase from Ethiopia and Oliver from Paris. One of their plans is to improve the fragile landscape in Ethiopia and river water quality. “It is important to […]

A room full of dragons

15 Dec 2015

Imagine walking onto a stage in a room full of 200+ people, in front of a panel of renowned experts, and pitching a solution that you and a group of 10 peers from around the world developed in four short days. And you speak English as a second or third language. For four days, 50 […]

GLF 2015 young innovator shares his thoughts on landscapes and youth in The Huffington Post

14 Dec 2015

One of the 50 Young Innovators of the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum had the opportunity to share his experience of the GLF in The Huffington Post. Pieter Van de Sype, a young landscape professional, described the Youth in Landscapes Initiative as essential part of the Forum. It becomes pretty clear that he enjoyed himself and got valuable insights for his future […]