9 December 2018 | 08:30-13:15 | Courtyard by Marriot, Katowice, Poland

GLF Climate Action in the Landscape at COP24

The Climate Action in the Landscape GLF will be second thematic forum to specifically focus on climate change and the interactive solutions that can be found within sustainable landscapes. The event will feature 4 sessions held throughout half a day at COP24 in Katowice and will align with the Five Pillars of the GLF: Livelihoods, Rights, Restoration, Finance, and Measuring Progress.

The event will bring together stakeholders from science and academia, civil society, indigenous peoples, practitioners and government representatives and will focus on climate action at the international and national level.
Climate Action in the Landscape will open with a High Level Plenary session reflecting on the role of land use and forests in the context of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees, to be followed by 3 consecutive Discussion Forums on topics related to:

  • Climate Action at scale through Forest Landscape Restoration: lessons learnt;
  • The role of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples (LCIP) Platform to Climate Actions in landscapes;
  • Putting into practice Article 5 of the Paris Agreement and the special role of ecosystems

To apply for a discussion forum, please get in touch with our coordination team at n.bakalar@cgiar.org

Register or watch live:


9 Dec 2018
Opening Remarks: The role of land use in meeting the Paris Agreement temperature targets
Jennifer Morris (President of Conservation International)
Koji Hongo (Deputy Director-General Forestry Agency of Japan)
Robert Nasi (Director General CIFOR)
Panel discussion: The critical role of biodiversity protection and ecosystem integrity in climate mitigation outcomes for land and forest-based climate actions
Brendan Mackey (Griffith University)
Virginia Young (IUCN Task Force on Protected Areas)
Kate Dooley (Melbourne University)
Stanley Wapot (Papua New Guinea Government)
Tomasz Chruszczow (Special Envoy for Climate Change Ministry of Environment, Poland)

Moderator: Stephen Leonard (CIFOR)

Panel discussion: Implementing the UNFCCC Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ Platform
Charlotte Streck (Climate Focus)
Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti (CIFOR)
Annie Te One (Victoria University of Wellington)
Stanley Kimaren ole Riamit (ILEPA)

Moderator: Joan Carling (Indigenous Peoples Major Group for the SDGs)

Panel discussion: Forest Landscape Restoration and Climate Change Ambition
Ruth Irlen (BUMB)
Jorge Ernesto Quezada (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, El Salvador)
Stephanie Avalos (Ecuador)
Alan Kroeger (Climate Focus)

Moderator: Maria Garcia (IUCN)

Panel discussion: 10 years of REDD+: what have we learned?

Arild Angelsen (NMUB, Norway)
Stibniati Atmadja (CIFOR)
Mina Setra (AMAN, Indonesia)

Moderator: Christopher Martius (CIFOR)

Closing Remarks: The role of people in the landscape in meeting the Paris Agreement temperature targets
Takeshi Shimotsuma (City of Kyoto)
Wilkie Mette (FAO)
Jennifer Morgan (Executive Director, Greenpeace)
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)