GLF Statement Calls for Greater Participation and Coordination
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The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) organizers and participants released an ‘Outcome Statement' recognizing the link between healthy landscapes and efforts to address climate change.

The statement reflects discussions among the 1700 participants about how landscapes approaches contribute to sustainable solutions around the world.

fao-unep-cifor11 December 2014: The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) organizers and participants released an ‘Outcome Statement’ that recognizes the link between healthy landscapes and efforts to address climate change. The statement reflects discussions among the 1,700 participants about how landscapes approaches contribute to sustainable solutions around the world.

The Outcome Statement highlights nine key messages, including the need for coherent legal and policy frameworks for sustainable development and alignment of climate change actions with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The statement also calls for increased funding for landscapes approaches and the adoption of fiscal measures to reduce deforestation and forest degradation.

Other messages call for greater engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities, strengthened support for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and the expansion of land use information technologies. The statement further emphasizes the importance of linking climate change mitigation and adaptation and the value of accounting for ecosystem services in national economies.

The GLF convened from 6-7 December 2014, on the margins of the Lima Climate Change Conference. It was co-hosted by the Government of Peru, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN. [Publication: Outcome Statement – Global Landscapes Forum Lima] [IISD RS Story on GLF] [IISD RS Coverage of Lima Climate Change Conference]

 


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