OPEN CALL for the GLF Amazonia Tipping-Point
GLF dates: 21-23 September 2021,
IFSA’s CIFOR/YiL sub-commission is happy to announce that the application for GLF Amazonia is open with limited slots for delegates outside Latin America to attend the event. The event is free for members in the Latin American region.
Our delegation is open to:
- Non Latin American members. We have a limited number of spots available at the event, with the possibility of applying for more.
- Latin American and the Caribbean members for whom the event is free. Members from the Latin American region have the option to apply individually for the event, as well as to apply for the event through our delegation and experience some interesting activities we have planned for the delegation.
Deadline for application is 17th September 2021. For the registration, please follow the link: https://forms.gle/8YiHYe4NiRtjuj2P8
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will host the largest global conference on the Amazon Biome, to bring to the fore local solutions to preserve and restore the biological and cultural diversity of the world’s largest humid tropical forest. This event will be held as 40 percent of the Amazon nears the tipping point of irreversibly losing its function as water generating rainforest.
The tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened the global community’s attention to the social justice and ecological challenges – including climate change – that our societies face. Youth across the globe, as well as Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC), continue to demand today’s decision-makers to take meaningful action on climate change and sustainable finance.
The two-day digital conference will take place during Climate Week 2021 (September 20-26), and lead into the 30th anniversary of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. The event will serve to spotlight, amplify and support existing and ongoing locally-led initiatives and leading scientific research and campaigns. It will also provide a pathway for alliances, collaborations, outcomes, agreements, policy asks and recommendations to inform the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November 2021. The conference invites practitioners; Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs); Afrodescendant Peoples (ADPs); quilombolas and maroons; peasant and women’s, farmers’, conservation, development and other civil society organizations; community leaders; researchers; policymakers; financial investors and private sector representatives; youth groups; activists; and other local and global actors to attend and engage.
The event will be packed with plenaries, interactive sessions, launchpads, networking opportunities and learning journeys designed to engage those living in, fighting for and/or trialing innovative business, farming and governance models within the Amazon Biome.
For more information click: https://events.globallandscapesforum.org/amazon-2021/