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Grab your ticket for GLF Africa

18 Aug 2022

There’s just a month to go until GLF Africa. On 15 September, join thousands of other people online for a day packed with interactive sessions, launches, virtual tours, dialogues, performances, a job fair, and much more. Read on to learn more and get your ticket. Plus, we look ahead to two more upcoming events this year: GLF Climate alongside COP27, and our Digital Forum on transforming agrifood systems with forests.

How soil can heal the Earth

14 Jul 2022

Almost half of the Earth’s soils are degraded – and it’s hindering our ability to feed ourselves and combat the climate crisis. This month, we’ll dig into how social innovation can help heal our planet and its soils. Plus, tickets are now available for GLF Africa and GLF Climate, so grab yours now.

How to solve the global food crisis

16 Jun 2022

Right now, millions of people around the world are on the brink of starvation. The culprit: a perfect storm of climate change, COVID-19 and war in Ukraine, sending food prices to record highs.

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.