Amazonia, the world’s largest tropical rainforest, is one of the most culturally and biologically diverse regions on Earth. Yet this vibrant territory where multiple actors, livelihoods, and ideas coexist, compete and cooperate, is reaching a tipping point.
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) held its digital conference GLF Amazonia: The Tipping Point – Solutions From the Inside Out on 21–23 September 2021, to canvas the views of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs); Afro-descendant Peoples (ADPs); farmers’, conservation, development and other civil society organizations; community leaders; researchers; policymakers; financial investors and private sector representatives; youth groups; women’s groups; activists; and other local and global actors.
Their overarching message was clear: the protection of the Amazon is crucial for mitigating the global climate crisis and the survival of local, traditional and Indigenous communities in the Amazon.
The event reached over 27 million people on social media and provided a crucial platform for 278 speakers – of which 137 were women.
A compilation of insight from all those involved, this Outcome Statement summarizes the conference’s key messages and contains quotes from across the 51 sessions and plenaries that took place in English, Portuguese and Spanish.