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Announcing GLF Amazonia

14 Jul 2021

The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest – for now. Ravaged by deforestation and climate change, much of the Amazon is on the brink of permanently drying up. On 22–23 September, join us at GLF Amazonia to learn what we can do about it. We’ll be joined by scientists, policymakers, Indigenous Peoples and local communities, Afro-descendant peoples, youth, investors and more for the largest-ever global digital conference on the Amazon Biome.

What happened at GLF Africa

10 Jun 2021

On 2–3 June 2021, thousands of people from 186 countries gathered online for the world’s first digital conference devoted exclusively to African drylands. Find out what happened at GLF Africa: Restoring Africa’s Drylands here. The GLF Africa archives are now available. Discover what you missed and re-watch your favorite sessions on demand until 25 June. The entire conference is available via Whova for just EUR 20 and is free to access for African nationals. And from satellites to land tenure arrangements, here are the white papers that informed the conference.

Africa unites for drylands, join thousands already registered for June conference

11 May 2021

On 2-3 June 2021, Africa’s drylands will be in the spotlight at the GLF Africa Digital Conference: Restoring Africa’s Drylands. The conference will tackle issues of land degradation, climate change, conflict and migration. Expect 7,000+ attendees, with over 90% of participants hailing from across the African continent, and 200+ speakers.

The science of restoring the world’s forests and drylands

14 Apr 2021

Here is a preview of a few of the exciting events planned for the GLF Africa: Restoring Africa’s Drylands digital conference, 2-3 June. Updates will be made in the coming weeks when we will reveal the full set of speakers as well as the dates and times of the entire program. Expect 7,000+ attending and 200+ speakers.

Join 5,000 people to protect Africa’s landscapes

11 Mar 2021

On 2 June, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will host the first-ever digital conference focused entirely on Africa’s drylands. The event will explore how restoration can contribute positively to the lives of millions of people who are threatened by drought, livelihood loss and hunger – and are too often driven to perilous migration.

World’s first African drylands digital conference

4 Feb 2021

Africa’s drylands are the birthplace of some of the world’s most extraordinary civilizations and species, from ancient kingdoms to wild elephants to “miracle grains” like millet and sorghum -- but climate change has not been kind to these landscapes.

7 biodiversity policy recommendations

12 Jan 2021

A new report by the GLF and Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), One World, One Health: recommendations for harnessing the power of landscapes, confronts biodiversity loss, global pandemics such as COVID-19, and climate change realities as the mass extinction that could see up to a million species disappear from the Earth in the coming decades. […]

Best of 2020 & a free virtual cinema

11 Dec 2020

IN FOCUS FOR DECEMBER Best of 2020: food, restoration, livelihoods, rights, communities, finance, progress and more New podcast: Creating ‘One Landscape’ with GLF managing director John Colmey Two days left to watch critically-acclaimed documentary, Gather, for free Sign up for a webinar on what can be done to save the Aral Sea in Central Asia […]

One World, One Health takes center stage at biodiversity conference

20 Nov 2020

As countries grapple with ripples and resurgences of the zoonotic COVID-19 virus, the global community is taking stock of its failures to prevent mass biodiversity loss and extinction and setting a better agenda for the coming decade.

Largest online conference on biodiversity is 2 weeks away

4 Oct 2020

On 28-29 October 2020, biodiversity will come to the fore at the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World - One Health. Expect 7,000+ global citizens attending and 200+ expert speakers.