A united front takes six solutions to COP28 for immediate action

6 Dec 2023
Photo: Md Harun Rashid


A diverse coalition of influential voices outlines pathways backed by over 150 experts to inform decisions and drive rights-based global action across sectors and ecosystems.

Bonn, Germany (6 December 2023) – Phasing out fossil fuels, increasing climate finance and implementing the Loss and Damage Fund: these are some of the urgent demands brought to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 28 Conference of the Parties (COP28). It is crucial to restore ecosystems, transform the global food system, democratize knowledge and adopt a right-based approach to ensure that humanity adheres to planetary boundaries. But how?

Ahead of COP28, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) has convened a diverse coalition of influential voices from 130 countries – scientists, activists, and Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth, policymakers, and private sector representatives – and outlined a set of six pathways to ensure the comprehensive adoption of solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises.

More than 150 experts, from public and private sectors to academia, media and scientific, environmental and community organizations, are backing this multi-sector call to action built on knowledge and the latest research to:

  • restore landscapes and seascapes across all scales,
  • unite for food and seed sovereignty,
  • transform financial models to be transparent, inclusive and appropriate,
  • build a well-being economy within planetary boundaries,
  • democratize knowledge creation and access and
  • advocate for rights in all decision making.

Learn more about the solutions within the call to action and add your voice here.

“The sooner we can implement solutions to climate change, the sooner we can avoid irreversible losses, scale circular economies within planetary boundaries and trigger critical nature positive tipping points,” said Éliane Ubalijoro, CEO of CIFOR-ICRAF, one of the signatories of the call to action.

“We need to adopt a justice lens and think about how to promote regeneration in our landscapes and heal our relationship with our land.”


For more information and/or to arrange interviews with experts on the topics above, contact Kelly Quintero (k.quintero@cifor-icraf.org).

About the GLF
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, connecting people with a shared vision to create productive, profitable, equitable & resilient landscapes. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research-World Agroforestry Centre (CIFOR-ICRAF), in collaboration with its co-founders UNEP and the World Bank, and its charter members. Learn more at www.globallandscapesforum.org.

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