Global Landscapes Forum

Reaching one billion by 2020

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s leading science-led platform for sustainable land use. In 2016, the German Government and Forum partners committed their support to the long-term future of the Forum and its vision of reaching one billion people by 2020.

The German Government supports the establishment of GLF in Bonn:

The Global Landscapes Forum undoubtedly is the global platform leading the debate on sustainable land use and sustainable forestry. Actually, I am convinced that GLF work is in the center of the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. More than that, what you’re doing is a masterpiece of implementing the SDGs.

State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth, on behalf of the German Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Economic Cooperation

The 2016 Global Landscapes Forum – Marrakesh

Climate action for sustainable development

More than 5,500 people from over 95 countries connected in person and online at the 2016 GLF in Marrakesh to forge solutions to the planet’s greatest climate and development challenges through sustainable land use.

This thematic event, convened by a cross-sectoral consortium of international organizations, encouraged the exchange of the latest climate and sustainable development knowledge and research that will enable the transition from global commitment to local action.

The Outcome Statement highlights four cross-cutting key messages that sum up some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities for moving towards sustainable landscapes:

  1. Strengthening cross-sectoral collaboration efforts;
  2. Increasing engagement with local stakeholders;
  3. Pushing to mobilize the private and finance sectors;
  4. Implementing new technology and tools to increase transparency and effectively.

The Global Landscapes Forum: the Investment Case – London

Connecting global funds with local farms and forests

More than 300 senior representatives from the financial sector, civil society, government and business came together to discuss the role of the financial sector in imagining, innovating and investing in sustainable landscapes. In total, the event connected over 500 participants on site, and 15,000 online.

Photo by P. Valbuena/CIFOR.