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2015 Global Landscapes Forum 

An evening of stories, ideas and ... you

More than 200 speakers will join this year’s Forum in Paris – and you can be one of them. For the first time, the Forum will host a session of Pecha Kucha-style presentations — 20 images shown for 20 seconds each — to make landscapes come alive in Paris. Up to 10 speakers can add their voices to the session, no previous experience required. 

  • APPLY: Join in with your own Pecha Kucha-style presentation.
  • EXPLORE: Visit the website for all opportunities to get involved in the biggest side event alongside COP21.

To deal with rising emissions, there’s below-ground carbon capture. To face extreme weather changes, there’s geoengineering. But what if we got it all upside down? In his expert blog, TNC’s Justin Adams gives examples of nature’s own cost-effective answers to environmental crises – ones that help rural economies along the way.

  • FORESTS: NOT YOUR CUPPA TEA? Climate change is putting forests and basic commodities at risk. Why do we still not value forests enough? (To be read in your best John Cleese voice.)


How can we feed more people, with better food and less waste? If you think you have it figured out, or you know of a colleague, study or organization that has, share these stories now and be part of a major IFPRI book, to be published in 2016.

Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case

We’ve got the figures and the facts — what’s next?

After a long day of discussions at the London expert meeting, Ethiopian farmer Daniel Gad exclaimed: “I don’t get it…We shouldn’t even be sitting here talking about it. [Looking at] the amount of projects that are credible, bankable projects, sitting in the area that I’m in!” Bankers and investment specialists in the room agreed. Yet it takes more than shared objectives to move forward.

We know we have the science, investors say we have the money – so where do we go next? Join 100+ organizations at the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris on 5-6 December, and play your part in the new climate and development agenda.         
Submit your application to host an event at the Forum:

Discussion Forums
Shape and lead in-depth debates

Thematic Pavilions
Join others and exhibit your work

Release your work to the world’s media

Landscape Laboratories
Showcase new technology

Application forms and full guidelines, including closing dates, how to apply, and information on fees, are available at

Registration is now open for general participants. Secure your seat by registering early.


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About the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum


In the media

Thomson Reuters Foundation




Landscape finance background papers

Unlocking capital for land use and conservation projects

Financial solutions at scale – The Landscape Fund

Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Fund

View all 9 White Papers


REDD+ Implementation in Mexico – Analysis of the special programs in REDD+ early action areas

Deforestation-free commitments: The challenge of implementation – An application to Indonesia

Brochure: Forests, Trees and Agroforestry – Livelihoods, Landscapes and Governance

To what extent does the presence of forests and trees contribute to food production in humid and dry forest landscapes?: a systematic review protocol

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