As global climate and development frameworks fall into place, experts at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum amplified the call to transform these frameworks into action – and they predict that most of that action is going to be driven by local forces. The call to action resonated throughout the event, attended by more than 3,200 people from 135 countries. “It’s been a fantastic year in terms of policies and frameworks and agreements,” Paula Caballero of the World Bank said. “And 2016 and beyond have got to be about implementation.” Read more.
OUTCOME STATEMENT: Six key messages, with practical examples, to guide implementation for impact on the ground.
HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Relive the most dynamic Global Landscapes Forum ever – 1.5 days in 3.5 minutes.
Youth speaker Salina Abraham had the crowd on their feet at the GLF closing ceremony – all those under 30 anyway, when she invited them to stand up and be seen. “We’re bringing our ideas, our energy, our enthusiasm and our hope,” she said of her fellow under-30s. “All we’re asking is for you to talk to us.” Abraham was part of the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, which saw 50 young innovators pitching ideas to a den of dragons. Read more.
The GLF’s Social Reporting Boot Camp was the first of its kind and it resulted in the most extensive event coverage yet – including Tweets to more than 9 million Twitter accounts. Twenty-four Social Reporters from civil society organizations and universities received training from professional journalists, communicators and scientists on the four Forum themes, targeted social media outreach, and effective blog writing. Follow them on Twitter and read their blogs here.
An image of mist-wreathed old-growth trees from Washington state in the USA has claimed the people's choice award in the Global Landscapes Forum photo competition. The next most popular were shots of a village in India and mountains in Pakistan. See all the top entries here.
The short videos screened at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum, all finalists in the Video Award, are now available for viewing and sharing. The videos were submitted by GLF partners, with those rated most highly by a panel of judges earning a place on the big screen before the 900-strong audiences in the plenaries.
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