The Wood Solution: The Key to Driving Large-Scale Forest Restoration

24 Jun 2021

We are at a critical crossroads in human history. We can continue on the path that has led to ecosystem degradation, climate change, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, poverty, and inequality or we can reverse those trends and create new, regenerative, inclusive, and efficient systems of living and doing business. As the population hurtles towards the […]

Scaling Finance: Restoring Africa’s Drylands through Private Investment and Local Projects

21 Jun 2021

Restoring Africa’s drylands is a major economic opportunity: every $1 invested can lead to $7-30 in economic benefits. Recognizing this opportunity, investors have committed more than $15 billion to AFR100 and the Great Green Wall through to 2030. Now, billions of those dollars need to be directly invested in entrepreneurs and community organizations with the […]

Carole Deischbourg – Accelerating Sustainable Finance Innovation to Achieve Restoration at Scale

3 Jun 2021

Join Carole Deischbourg, Luxembourg’s Minister for the Environment, for an inspirational session on the financial mechanisms needed to catalyze the innovation and acceleration of nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. During the clip, Carole introduces the Luxembourg-GLF Finance for Nature Platform – a collaborative initiative of the Government of the Grand Duchy of […]

Carole Dieschbourg on creating the new normal

27 Nov 2020

In this plenary, Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Climate, Environment and Development of Luxembourg, discusses how we can ‘build back greener’, and create sustainable landscapes in which restoration and One Health are the norm.

Financial incentives for a biodiversity-friendly future – is green recovery a catalyzer?

16 Nov 2020

  Around the world, countries are failing to crack down on the drivers of biodiversity loss. None of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets for 2020 have been met, and according to WWF’s most recent Living Planet Index, an estimated 1 million species (500,000 animals and plants and 500,000 insects) are now threatened with extinction. To turn […]

Transformative change and the age of collective action

16 Nov 2020

Years from now, historians will be discussing the reality that we are living and the tomorrow that we are defining. But what will they call this time? The age of climate denial? The age of extinction? The age of disunity, disharmony and disparity? The story doesn’t have to pan out that way. If we’re smart, […]

The Nature of Business – What can Resilient Landscapes do for you?

14 Nov 2020

HOST: Resilient Landscapes Currently, we use 40 percent of the Earth’s land surface to produce our food – a figure that will need to double if our current food and agricultural systems are to meet the population’s nutritional needs by 2050. Unless we change tack and adopt more sustainable, land-use efficient methods of production, such […]

Lessons From Indonesia: building a nature-based economy through jurisdictional approaches

14 Nov 2020

HOST: Sustainable District Association (LTKL) The Sustainable Districts Association of Indonesia (LTKL) is a collaboration forum established and managed by Indonesian district governments to promote sustainable land and resource use through collective action. The forum – comprising nine ‘Kabupaten Lestari’, or sustainable districts – supports governments with the development and implementation of jurisdiction-wide sustainability policies, […]

Transformative change – A collective call for global action

6 Nov 2020

After two days of dialogue and debate, keynote speakers closed the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference with a discussion on the tools and transitions needed to spark transformative change. What actions are most urgently needed? How can societies make the shift from exploiting to restoring biodiversity? How can linkages between sectors promote better personal, public and […]

Aprovechar el poder de la naturaleza: financiar una bioeconomía en América Latina

6 Nov 2020

Home to approximately 40 percent of the world’s species and more than a quarter of the world’s forests, Latin America is a biodiversity powerhouse. But multiple drivers, the majority human, are exerting profound and unmitigated pressure on the region’s ecosystems and wildlife. In this session, experts build on the ‘Financing Diversity’ plenary, shedding light on […]