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The judges have selected the winner and runner-up in the Global Landscapes Forum photo competition, but the audience choice award remains up for grabs, with voting continuing until 1 December. More than 250 photographs were entered in the competition, which called for images of multifunctional landscapes and the people, places and politics within them. Click here to view the winning photos and vote for your favorite.

  Registration for the Global Landscapes Forum is nearing capacity and numbers are climbing quickly. Latecomers will be placed on a waiting list.

Applications are still open for the Spanish-language social media workshop, a joint initiative of CIFOR and Peru’s Ministry of the Environment, held in Lima on 4 and 5 December. Participants will boost their knowledge of popular social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and blogging – then practice those skills at the Global Landscapes Forum and have their blogs published on Places are limited and by application only. For more information on the curriculum and how to apply, see Taller de redes sociales.

  Climate change is both the result of and a threat to current development patterns. To tackle climate change, the whole world must develop differently.
  Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator

Do you agree? #thinklandscape with @HelenClarkUNDP

The Global Landscapes Forum is more than two weeks away, but those who cannot wait or cannot attend can take part online now:

A water fund introduced in the Upper Tana Basin in Kenya, where the landscape is heavily eroded, aims to secure quality water for the capital Nairobi. CIAT and the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems have released a report on using an ecosystems approach to securing water in the Upper Tana Basin, Kenya. Read more here.



Helen Clark
UNDP Administrator and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

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

H.E. Minister Enrique Martinez y Martinez
Secretary of Agriculture, Mexico

Jane Feehan
Natural Resources Specialist, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Maria Helena Semedo
Deputy Director General, Natural Resources, FAO

Martin Bwalya
Head of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, NEPAD

Simran Sethi
TV Journalist and environmental messenger

Simon Buckle
Head of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Water Division, Environment Directorate, OECD

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