GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change


Hosted on the sidelines of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and online, GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change united 7,000 participants from 164 countries and rallied over 27 million people on social media around what humanity can still do to avoid the worsening impacts of the climate crisis.

Featuring 228 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 96 incredible partner organizations, the second edition of GLF Climate called for a just transition to a stewardship economy that puts people and nature first.


Large-scale land restoration in sub-Saharan Africa is possible


Restoring degraded land contributes to climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity enrichment, and equitably improves the livelihoods of local communities. This session highlights that large-scale land restoration in sub-Saharan Africa is possible and discusses key ingredients of success.

Speakers explore partnerships and inclusion, drivers for restoration in policy and value chains, matching restoration practices to local contexts, and the central role of evidence in magnifying the impact of interventions. Finally, the session showcases restoration ambitions on the continent and the opportunity for land restoration to bridge people, climate, biodiversity, and land.

Land restoration in Africa delivers for people and climate

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2022

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Global

  • Laura Mukhwana

    Stakeholder Engagement and Restoration Support Consultant, CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Mieke Bourne

    Regreening Africa Programme Manager, CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Tor-Gunnar Vågen

    Head of Spatial Data Science and Applied Learning Lab (Spacial), CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Bernard Crabbé

    Head of the environment mainstreaming & circular economy sector, Directorate General, European Commission, International Partnerships (INTPA)

  • Mawa Karambiri

    Policy and technical engagement specialist for the Sahel, CIFOR-ICRAF

  • Patrick Worms

    Senior Science Policy Advisor, World Agroforestry

  • Leigh Winowiecki

    Global Research Leader, Soil and Land Health and Co-lead, Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health (CA4SH)

  • Anna Daba Ndiaye

    Regreening Africa Project Coordinator, World Vision Senegal

  • Chief Sintaro Mahama

    Chief, Sakoya Traditional Area of the Mion district in Northern Region of Ghana

  • Georges Bazongo

    Director of Programmes, Tree Aid

  • Adrian Leitoro

    Co-founder, Dryland Restoration Steward 2022, Nature and People as One (NaPO), GLF

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