Towards transformative forest governance in meeting Climate Goals

6 Dec 2022

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 […]

Solutions for a healthy planet: presenting PANORAMA Mitigation

28 Nov 2022

GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change called for a just transition to a stewardship economy that puts people and nature first.

Early Warning – Early Action Systems for transboundary threats

26 Nov 2022

GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change called for a just transition to a stewardship economy that puts people and nature first.

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Scaling up, out and deep through knowledge and integration-based approaches

6 Oct 2022

  About GLF Africa 2022   GLF Africa 2022: How to build an equitable, resilient food future brought together over 8,500 participants from 122 countries and featured 182 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 68 incredible partners to explore African solutions to the global food crisis caused by climate change, COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine.  […]


REDD+, a decade fighting forest degradation

23 May 2022

What is REDD+?   REDD+ is a framework created by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) to guide activities in the forest sector aiming to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the sustainable management of forests and the conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries. National governments […]

Connecting Space to Village: Geospatial Information for Improved Environmental Decision-Making

15 Oct 2021

In this session, SERVIR-Amazonia and Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) explore how advancements in geospatial and Earth Observation technology are enhancing forest monitoring, disaster forecasting and evidence-based decision-making in the Amazon biome. Drawing on novel innovations in remote sensing and satellite imagery, panelists discuss pathways towards effectively connecting […]

The Geopolitics of Zero Deforestation: Connecting the Demand and Supply Sides of the Story

24 Sep 2021

Consumer countries such as the EU, USA and China have begun to look at their footprint from imported deforestation. Several initiatives are being implemented or debated that address globally traded soft commodities from the Amazon, including timber, soy, beef, cocoa and coffee. These include import and other regulatory approaches, as well as a plethora of […]

Monitoring the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration – Launch of the Framework for Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring (FERM) and Dryland Restoration Initiative Platform (DRIP)

25 Jun 2021

Technology and innovation for restoration monitoring is rapidly advancing thanks to developments in geospatial technology and imagery. If deployed effectively, these technical solutions for restoration planning and monitoring can significantly scale up action on the ground and contribute to meeting the ambitious targets of the restoration, biodiversity and climate agendas. This session highlights key solutions […]

Satellite Monitoring for Forest Management

25 Jun 2021

Despite covering 2.7 million square kilometres and representing a globally important carbon stock, Africa’s tropical dry forests are subject to some of the highest rates of deforestation and degradation in the world. These ecosystems are particularly at risk due to their fragility, as well as the high and increasing demand for forest goods and services, […]

Why Track Restoration Progress in Africa’s Drylands? Back to Basics

24 Jun 2021

Despite pivotal advancements in satellite-based remote sensing, restoration monitoring in Africa’s drylands remains a significant challenge – particularly in sparsely vegetated areas, and those where restoration doesn’t involve trees. This session hands the floor to the experts, leaders and innovators who are actively restoring and monitoring Africa’s drylands. Panellists share stories from the field to […]