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It’s time to make your plans for the weekend – the weekend midway through COP20, that is. With more than 50 organizations running 40 substantive sessions at the Global Landscapes Forum, the weekend of 6-7 December is going to be the best opportunity in Lima to explore land-use problems and solutions in depth. Following is a sample – see the full program here.

On World Food Day 2014, join CIFOR’s Terry Sunderland (@TCHSunderland) for an interactive Twitter chat on food security under the constraints of climate change and poverty reduction for a growing world population. Will we be able to feed another 2 billion people while maintaining healthy and productive environments? What challenges and opportunities are common to all stakeholders?

Join the conversation by using the #FoodFor9bn hashtag to tweet your question, on 16 October from 2 pm to 3 pm UTC. The Q&A will be moderated by @GlobalLF.

Food security is a recurrent theme at the Global Landscapes Forum 2014. Get inspired with our silo-shattering sessions:

  “We're a non-government organization. The only difference is, we're making money so we are sustainable.”
  Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever

Do you agree? #thinklandscape with @unilever

The Global Landscapes Forum is seeking compelling and beautiful images of multifunctional landscapes around the world and the people, products, places or politics associated with them. The winner of the jury selection gets US$ 3000, and the 24 top works will be displayed in a public exhibition in Lima during COP20. Learn more here.

Do you:

  • Find it difficult to network at big conferences?
  • Feel too shy to put up your hand and say something at side events?
  • Struggle to understand the political and technical jargon used by climate change and sustainable development folks?
  • Want to build all these skills and meet a bunch of like-minded young people and professionals interested in youth issues?
Then register to attend a series of FREE youth masterclasses run by professional trainers at the Global Landscapes Forum. More details here.

This year is International Year of Family Farming and this year’s World Food Day is also dedicated to this theme. A new infographic by FAO illustrates the relationship between forests and family farming in sustaining communities and livelihoods.



Yolanda Kakabadse Navarro
President, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Stephen Rumsey
Chairman, Permian Global

H.E. Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
Minister of Environment of Peru

H.E. Minister Juan Manuel Benites Ramos
Minister of Agriculture of Peru

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Paul Polman
CEO of Unilever and Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Paula Caballero
Senior Director, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice at the World Bank

Raj Patel
Best-selling writer, activist and academic

Daniel Nepstad
Executive Director of the International Program of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute

Mark Burrows
Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking Credit Suisse

Pavan Sukhdev
CEO of Green Initiatives for a Smart Tomorrow (GIST) and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

Andrew Steer
President and CEO of the World Resources Institute

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