Bringing together leaders of a growing global movement, GLF Bonn 2019 broke new ground with its commitment to changing the narrative on rights. From cutting-edge issues concerning land tenure to promoting Indigenous rights, the GLF conference freely and openly explored the challenges and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.
As the GLF movement continues around the world and expands its reach, it takes with it the lessons of this vitally important conference – the foundations of the new gold standard for rights and a vision of the positive contribution communities can make. In all future conferences, the GLF will mainstream rights into its events and knowledge sharing. This will set an example for the integration of rights into the wider environmental movement going forward.