The Global Landscapes Forum stands at the forefront of the recently-announced UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Having facilitated many of the conversations that led to the Decade’s adoption by the UN General Assembly, GLF New York on 28 September 2019 represented the most comprehensive exploration to date of the vast potential and practical implications of ecosystem restoration. GLF’s in the coming years will continue to hold consultations and build the framework for the Decade with UN Environment, UN FAO and IUCN.
On 28 September 2019, hundreds of people from 46 countries came together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) event, Restore the Earth. Coming at the close of a historic Climate Week, in which cities around the world were rocked by climate strikes and policy makers acknowledging the urgency of the climate crisis, GLF’s event was marked by energy, enthusiasm, anger with the status quo and obligation to change it.