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Security note: In light of the recent incidents in Paris, the GLF team is monitoring the situation closely and evaluating the security precautions for the event. We will be working with the authorities in France in the weeks ahead and will be contacting all speakers, session hosts and participants as more information becomes available. The Global Landscapes Forum is set to take place from 5-6 December 2015.

Your photos. Our future – winners announced

20 photographs show how landscapes work 

Over the last 3 months, over 300 photographs were submitted to the Global Landscapes Forum photo competition. Our jury has chosen 3 winners and 17 finalists who best captured interactions in landscapes. "The Guardian of Palcacocha" by Niels Ackermann takes first prize.

  • AUDIENCE AWARD: Vote online for your favorite pictures until 14 December.

Agriculture still accounts for 80% of deforestation worldwide. As recent commitments show, public and private actors are moving – but are they moving fast enough? At the Global Landscapes Forum, session hosts will pitch their solutions:

  • For UNEP, the trick is to design greener fiscal policies. Read more.
  • For TNC, the solution comes from the bottom up – as exemplified by subnational leaders in Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia. Read more

Ten papers put together by IFPRI highlight what we know and what we don’t know – but really should! – about gender and land tenure. Read more.

  • JOIN THE SESSION: This land is our land: Perspectives on land access and restoration

Indonesia risks another round of forest and land fires, but they can be prevented with long-term solutions and political will. Finance for REDD+ will certainly help, too, but even the 1 billion dollars in sight is ‘actually rather small’. So what does it take? Read more.

Young champions will pitch their solutions to tackle five landscapes challenges, to a group of esteemed panelists for live feedback. Dragons' Den panelists include:

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Forum speakers include:

John Agyekum Kufuor 
Former President of Ghana

Izabella Monica Vieira Teixeira  
Minister of Environment, Brazil

Greg Hunt 
Minister for the Environment, Australia

John Bryant 
President and Chief Executive Officer, Kellogg Company

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2015 Forum invitation videos

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