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Global Landscapes Forum

[Media Advisory] GLF Kyoto 2019


It’s not too late: GLF Kyoto puts the spotlight on climate action on 12-13 May
Where: Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan and
online 24-hour broadcast

The latest report from the IPCC tells us the window of action to keep global warming below 2°C is narrowing quickly. To understand the steps we must take to prevent that, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Kyoto will bring together some of the world’s leading figures in climate action for the first-ever GLF in East Asia.


Former Irish President and U.N. High Commissioner Mary Robinson, Steve Trent of Environmental Justice and many scientists, entrepreneurs and indigenous community members will meet 22 years after the signing of the Kyoto Protocol to explore how policy, behavior change and science can tackle the climate challenge. Sustainable fashion, confronting deforestation and the role of renewable energy in a more equitable future are among the issues that panelists and participants will tackle.


GLF Kyoto is planned in three acts to be broadcast live in the first 24-hour GLF digital edition:
• ACT 1 starts on 12 May and will cover climate, landscapes, lifestyle and rights. Speakers include Mary Robinson, Steve Trent and Natalie Isaacs, CEO of 1 Million Women.


• ACT 2 takes place at the International Conference Center in Kyoto. Sessions will focus on scaling up sustainable land use and supply chains, renewable energy, peatlands conservation and more. The closing plenary will bring together climate experts, including Mr. Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary, who will reflect on the way forward. Organizations joining the GLF: UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Trade and Timber Organization, Kyoto University, University of Berkeley, Climate Action Network Japan, CIFOR, the International Peatland Center, UN-REDD and more. Notable speakers: Joyce Msuya, UN Assistant Secretary General, Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto, Takahiro Morita, JICA Senior Deputy Director General, Hiroto Mitsugi, FAO Assistant Director General and many more. Check the full list of speakers:


• The final act will see four live online panel discussions from across the world: experts will come together in Bogor, Nairobi, Wageningen and Vancouver to cover hot topics in climate mitigation and adaptation. Check the full agenda at


For media registration and interview requests onsite, please contact Alexandra Popescu at Alternatively, follow all the action online and engage with the GLF after signing up at:


Find out more about GLF Kyoto at


About Global Landscapes Forum
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is a multi-stakeholder platform with a global secretariat led by CIFOR and core funding provided by the Government of Germany. Charter members: Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Ecoagriculture Partners, Evergreen Agriculture, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Indigenous Peoples Major Group (IPMG), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), International Union of Forests Research Organization (IUFRO), Rainforest Alliance, Rare, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Wageningen University & Research (WUR), World Agroforestry Centre, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Germany, Youth In Landscapes (YIL), World Bank Group.


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