Restoration in action
Curious about what GLF’s restoration practitioners are up to? Whether they’re planting trees, recovering coral reefs, connecting stakeholders or creating local communities, tune in to learn about the GLF Restoration Alliance and what Restoration Stewards and GLF chapters are doing to restore our planet as part of a global effort during the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
The Global Landscape Forum (GLF) and its partners are proud to announce their joint initiative, Generation Restoration, aimed at addressing the climate crisis and its impact on societies, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. The GLF, in collaboration with local communities, is launching five new chapters of the Geofx Network in the Sahel region, focusing on regenerative and equitable land use and food system models.
The GLF recognizes the critical role of local communities as custodians of the land, and their involvement is key to ensuring sustainable land use and restoration efforts. Through the Restoration Alliance, community-led and action-oriented groups are working together to scale landscape sustainability and contribute to global ecosystem restoration efforts.
During the GLF events, two speakers, Anali Gustos and Laura Muquana, shared their experiences as a Restoration Steward and a GLF chapter coordinator, respectively. Anali’s focus on forest restoration in Argentina stems from witnessing the rapid loss of forest cover in her region. She aims to find nature-based solutions that reconcile forest conservation with food production.
On the other hand, Laura and her team at GLF Nairobi work towards youth-led collective landscape restoration. They strive to simplify the concept of landscape restoration and create a knowledge base to empower youth to take action. Their achievements include organizing a national landscape restoration conference in Kenya and establishing a network to support youth and women in restoration efforts.
The GLF recognizes the potential of traditional leaders in driving forest landscape restoration, as they hold influence and authority over their communities. Initiatives like the Traditional Leaders Landscape Forum aim to bring together technocrats and traditional leaders to engage communities further in restoration activities.
Overall, the GLF’s commitment to Generation Restoration, collaboration with local communities, and support for traditional leaders highlight the collective effort needed to address the environmental challenges posed by the climate crisis. By empowering local change agents, the GLF aims to make positive impacts on landscapes and create a sustainable future for all.
About GLF Climate 2021
Attended by 4,386 digital participants from 145 countries, along with 481 in-person participants at the University of Glasgow, the event featured 400 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth, and government leaders.
Across 67 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches, and climate talks, GLF Climate: Forests, Food, Finance – Frontiers of Change explored the potential of three key climate solutions: forest restoration, resilient food systems, and sustainable finance. Messages spread on social media rallied 41.34 million people around concrete ways to address the climate emergency as quickly as possible.