Welcoming plenary and roundtable. Left to right: Elwyn Grainger-Jones (speaking), Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro, Blairo Maggi, Matt Hansen, Hindou Ibrahim, Wanjira Mathai. Photo: CIFOR
2016 Global Landscapes Forum: Climate Action for Sustainable Development
More than 5,500 stakeholders working in forestry, agriculture, water, energy, law, finance and more came together for the fourth annual Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) on 16 November 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco, to forge solutions to the planet’s greatest climate and development challenges through sustainable land use. Participants were drawn from over 95 countries and included more than 20 Ministers and Heads of State, with more than 45 different organizations facilitating discussions.
In the closing plenary, the German government announced its partnership with GLF from 2017-2020, as GLF seeks to engage with one billion people in embracing the landscapes approach as the optimal scale for climate and development action. The Global Landscapes Forum 2017 will take place in Bonn, Germany on 19-20 December.
“The Global Landscapes Forum undoubtedly is the global platform leading the debate on sustainable land use and sustainable forestry. I am convinced that GLF work is in the center of the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.”
State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth pledges support to the long- term future of GLF on behalf of the German Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Economic Cooperation