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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.

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.