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Join us live at the world’s largest drylands conference

5 May 2022

Next week, world leaders will convene in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to address some of the most critical issues of our time: desertification, land degradation and drought. If you can’t make it, fear not – we’ll be bringing you live coverage and side events from UNCCD COP15. Read on to learn more.

What does Africa’s rise mean for landscapes?

14 Apr 2022

By 2050, a quarter of the world’s population will be African. Africa’s rise is set to reshape humanity’s future – and we’ll be dedicating all of next week to examining what that means for the continent’s landscapes. Also in this month’s newsletter: forest journalism, free tickets for GLF Africa, a new seminar series from the Landscape Academy, and more.

How these 16 women are restoring the Earth

9 Mar 2022

Happy International Women’s Day! In this month’s newsletter, we pay tribute to the many women who have dedicated their lives and careers to a cleaner, healthier planet. We also look ahead to our first events of the year: a Digital Forum on the current state of the world’s carbon markets and sustainable finance policy and a Media Seminar ahead of the XV World Forestry Congress.

Is climate change racist?

17 Feb 2022

Climate disasters have killed over 2 million people worldwide since 1970, and 91% of those deaths happened in developing countries. This month, we explore how inequality is aggravating the climate crisis – and how you can play your part in making the world a little less unjust. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on the Amazon rainforest, but there’s still time for you to help shape the future of our youth programs.

New year, new opportunities

20 Jan 2022

Happy New Year from all of us at the Global Landscapes Forum! From global events to YouTube videos to new job vacancies, here’s what we have in store for you in 2022.

Get a head start on 2022

16 Dec 2021

We’ve spent the year pushing for real climate action, hosting three major hybrid and digital conferences and launching new partnerships for land restoration and sustainable finance. We also offered funding, mentorship and training to six Restoration Stewards, as well as announcing our next cohort for 2022. Meanwhile, our global GLFx community has grown from 1,000 members at the start of the year to over 4,000 today, with four new chapters receiving seed funding from the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Relive the past year by checking out our round-up of 2021.

How do we take the climate crisis back into our own hands?

18 Nov 2021

GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change has racked up a record 283,700 views – and counting – from over 140 countries. During COP26, we brought together 400 speakers and 132 organizations to demand urgent, concrete action to stop the climate crisis through the power of forests, food and finance.

What happens when COP26 doesn’t cut it for our climate?

21 Oct 2021

From 5–7 November, join 7,500 online participants or 350 in-person at the University of Glasgow. Be part of the real change that will come from this COP26. GLF Climate.

Last chance for GLF Amazonia, incredible new speakers

14 Sep 2021

As the international community prepares for another round of climate negotiations, one of the world’s most critical carbon sinks – the Amazon – is hurtling towards an ecological tipping point that would make global warming much worse. Next week, thousands of people will gather digitally from across the globe to fight for a sustainable future for the Amazon rainforest.

Register now for GLF Amazonia

10 Aug 2021

Tickets are now available for the GLF Amazonia digital conference. We’re offering free admission for all Latin American residents – and tickets are just EUR 5 for everyone else until 15 August. 40+ organizations and local communities working in and for the Amazon Biome are shaping this conference, from the Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM) to the Ford Foundation. So, join us on 22–23 September for the largest-ever digital conference on the Amazon, where we’ll explore solutions to preserve and restore the world’s largest tropical rainforest.