At the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference, the GLF community came together and encouraged the world to harness the power of landscapes for transformative change towards radical inclusivity and sustainability.
Recognizing the potential of the landscape approach to contribute towards biodiversity targets, the GLF and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) facilitated the co-creation of the GLF Biodiversity Policy Recommendations.
This report brings together perspectives from the GLF community as represented in the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference sessions and inputs from partner and youth organizations. To ensure the full inclusion of an intra- and intergenerational justice perspective in the final output, the synthesis and drafting processes were co-led by GLF, YIL and delegates representing 26 youth organizations.
The youth delegates co-wrote an open letter, the report’s preamble, outlining youth’s needs from the international community in pursuing biodiversity and restoration targets for meeting the post-2020 biodiversity goals, achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and realizing the CBD’s 2050 Vision of “Living in Harmony with Nature”.
Please find the two-page summary in three languages (English, Spanish and French) here: https://www.globallandscapesforum.org/publication/one-world-one-health-recommendations-to-harness-the-power-of-landscapes-summary
For more information, please visit: https://events.globallandscapesforum.org/biodiversity-2020/policy-recommendations/
Author: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF); Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)
Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF); Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)
Keyword(s): biodiversity, CBD, climate, conservation, convention, coronavirus, covid-19, decolonizaton, finance, gender, health, indigenous peoples and local communities, integrated landscape approaches, one health, policy, restoration, rights, traditional knowledge, youth, zoonotic diseases
Ecosystem(s): Wetlands and Peatlands, Forests, Agricultural Land, Mountains
Location(s): Global, Kenya, Peru, Uganda