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GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health
October 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
This text is taken from the Global Landscapes Forum.
“The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) as the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land-use, management and governance, is perfectly positioned to facilitate such connections and cooperation. In order to maintain momentum in spite of COVID-19 disruptions, the GLF will hold a two-day digital conference on 28 – 29 October under the theme ‘One World – One Health’. The objective is to bring together key actors representing a diverse range of sectors and interests but with a collective interest in responding to ongoing global issues related to biodiversity, ecosystem restoration and public health. The event will seize the opportunity to draw on the experience of top scientists, environmental practitioners, policymakers, banks, private corporates, Indigenous Peoples, local communities and the wider public to showcase the means by which we can ‘build back better’. During the event, participants will address the need to fundamentally reshape human-nature relationships by bringing together key stakeholders with diverse interests but a collective desire to respond to issues of biodiversity, restoration and public health.
Participants will not only share perspectives on the urgency of conserving, protecting and restoring biodiverse landscapes, but also call for major shifts in modes of production, consumption, and mobility. Mainstreaming biodiversity considerations into all sectors of society and policymaking, including infrastructure, education, trade, global supply chains and finance requires a transformation of current practice and demands planning over the longer-term and for the greater common good. The conference will address these and other issues in the context of the six ecosystems of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration: mountains, agricultural landscapes, forests, wetlands and peatlands, drylands and rangelands, and oceans and coastal areas. Interactive sessions will feature case-studies and successful examples of each.
Through a series of interactive sessions, learning tracks, inspirational talks, and virtual meetups, GLF will seek to answer such questions as: How can the international community tackle the root causes of biodiversity loss? What role could consumers, agrobusinesses and industries play? What is needed in terms of capacity development, technology and finance? How can we reconnect with nature when the majority of consumers live urbanized and highly technologized lives? And how can the knowledge and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples and local communities be recognized and integrated into solutions that will bring the world into harmony with nature?”
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