A new future for the Global Landscapes Forum, climate commitments at COP22, drylands, gender, and more…

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

During the closing plenary, the German Ministry for the Environment and Ministry for Economic Cooperation committed support to the long-term future of the Forum, by hosting the GLF secretariat and global platform in Bonn from 2017-2020.

GLF seeks to broaden restoration commitments, and to date has served as a platform for government and corporate pledges to restore 148 million hectares of degraded lands in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It aims to raise that figure to 400 million hectares by 2020.

  • Read more about the future of GLF in Bonn here
  • Watch CIFOR Director-General Peter Holmgren’s closing keynote speech here
  • Watch German State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth’s closing keynote speech here
  • Watch the event highlights video to experience the GLF’s most memorable moments
  • View the GLF photo gallery to relive the Forum
  • Visit the event’s online archive for all outcomes and highlights
CLIMATE CHANGE
WHY A LANDSCAPE APPROACH IS NEEDED
To find real solutions, focus beyond climate emissions
GENDER
FINDING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN WOMEN AND LANDSCAPES
Wanjira Mathai, Director of Partnerships for Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER) at the Wangari Maathai Institute, sat down with CIFOR during COP22 to discuss the urgent need to empower women to achieve climate targets.
LANDSCAPES
UNLOCKING PRIVATE FINANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE LAND USE
Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), sat down with CIFOR at COP22 to discuss the transformation of climate from being seen as a business cost to a new opportunity for green jobs and profits.
DRYLANDS
FORGOTTEN FORESTS OF THE SAHEL
The Paris Agreement shone a spotlight on the vital role that forests play in climate change, but dry forests in places like the Sahel have yet to tap the interest of policy makers. More than one billion people make their living from these ‘forgotten’ landscapes.
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
ENHANCING TRANSPARENCY
Challenges and opportunities exist for non-state actors, particularly the private sector, in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
REDD+
WHAT WORKS
The success of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems lies not only in their technical design, but also in their social and economic implications.
BLUE CARBON
WAVES OF CHANGE
For the first time ever, oceans were featured on the agenda of the climate talks. Here’s why.
FEATURED PUBLICATIONS
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Incentives and Constraints of Community and Smallholder Forestry
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INFOBRIEF
Implementation of CITES for bushmeat species and its impacts on local livelihoods in Colombia
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Certification of forest watershed services: A Q methodology analysis of opportunities and challenges in Lombok, Indonesia
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Rising floodwaters: mapping impacts and perceptions of flooding in Indonesian Borneo
INFOBRIEF
Challenges and opportunities for sustainable rubber in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
INFOBRIEF
Strengthening women’s tenure rights and participation in community forestry
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UPCOMING EVENTS
FLARE Annual Meeting 2016
2 - 5 Dec 2016, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
CIFOR at CBD COP13
4 - 17 Dec 2016, Cancun, Mexico.
2017 Landscape Governance Course
3 - 17 Apr 2017, CIFOR Headquarters, Indonesia.
CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
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