Sometimes planning for the future means going back to your roots. In Burkina Faso, enclosed areas of just ten square meters have rejuvenated previously denuded land.

Trees and wildlife are returning, and so is income and happiness. Is this a miracle? Nope, it’s simple (and very sustainable) technology. Watch the film.

Some of the world’s largest investment banks and agricultural commodities have declared their commitment to sustainable land use. How do they deliver on the promise?

  • VIDEO WRAP How the day unfolded at GLF: The Investment Case


2015 Global Landscapes Forum (5-6 December, Paris)

Be there as the climate and development agenda is discussed

2015 is billed as the year to define the new climate and development agendas. What happens in January 2016? Where do we go? Join more than 2,000 of the world’s top policy makers, investors, scientists and development practitioners in a cross-sectorial debate on the role of land use in the post-2015 development agenda and climate goals. It is time to map the road forward. 

Add your voice by showcasing your research, new initiatives and commitments to sustainable land use. Apply now for:

STOP PRESSPecha Kucha-Style Night

For the first time, the Forum will host a session filled with Pecha Kucha-style presentations: 20 slides of images and 20 seconds each to make landscapes come alive in Paris.

  • APPLY: Join in with your own Pecha Kucha-style presentation

It happened in corridors, hallways and in formal sessions. The pressure was on. Our report from inside the annual mid-year climate talks in Bonn gives a blow by blow account of how history was made as the framework for REDD+ was finalized.

Blessed are the forests because they bring us life itself. Development and sustained economic growth must take into account the world’s remaining forests, and the landscapes that they occupy, sustainably. 

In a two minute video, tell us why we need forests to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Click here for entry details.


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Forests for a Sustainable Future: Annual Report 2014

Adaptation of people to climate change in Eastern Africa: Forest and tree-based ecosystem services, risk reduction and human well-being (AdaptEA)

Reworking the land: A review of literature on the role of migration and remittances in the rural livelihoods of Southeast Asia

Monitoring deforestation and forest degradation in the context of REDD+: Lessons from Tanzania

Spatio-temporal drivers of soil and ecosystem carbon fluxes at field scale in an upland grassland in Germany

Under the canopy: Gender and forests in Amazonia

Public Sector, Private Sector and Socio-Cultural Response Options

Why Would She? Polygyny and Women’s Welfare in Ghana


Upcoming events

International Scientific Conference: Our Common Future under Climate Change
7 - 10 July 2015 Paris, France

52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
12 - 16 July 2015 Honolulu, United States

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