The planet is on track for three degrees of global warming by the year 2100, and scientists say we could soon reach negative tipping points for climate change and biodiversity loss, beyond which it may be difficult or impossible for us to return. But are there also positive tipping points that could strengthen our efforts to address these crises? If so, how can we trigger them?
From 5–7 November 2021, on the sidelines of the 26th session of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 26), GLF Climate: Forests, Food, Finance – Frontiers of Change sparked a global discussion on exactly this question.
The message is clear: the health of people and the planet requires collective actions, individual behavioral changes, and enabling and enforcing government policies and investments that put nature and people first.
The GLF Climate has racked up a record over 1 million views—and counting—from over 140 countries, reached more than 42 million people on social media, and provided a crucial platform for 400 speakers – of which 50 percent 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 67 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches and climate talks that took place in English, Spanish and French.
Author: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)
Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)
Ecosystem(s): Wetlands and Peatlands, Forests, Agricultural Land, Oceans and Coasts, Mountains, Drylands and Rangelands
Location(s): Globalclimate change finance food systems forests gender health integrated landscape approaches livelihoods policy restoration rights youth