Landscapes for a new climate and development agenda
The Global Landscapes Forum, held alongside the UN climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, aims to create a platform for positioning landscapes in the new international agreements on climate and sustainable development.
The events bring thousands of negotiators, world leaders, researchers, civil society leaders, business leaders, practitioners and policymakers in agriculture, forestry and development, funding organizations, and media, making it the largest, most influential event outside the UNFCCC COP.
The World Resources Institute joins as an implementing partner in this year’s Forum, along with coordinating partners CIFOR, UNEP, the FAO, and others. WRI and partner projects will be featured throughout the program:
WRI forest events at the Global Landscape Forum include:
Session Title, Speakers
December 6th, 13:00-13:40
ICA Room, 3rd floor, Westin Hotel, Lima
Launchpad preview of new Global Forest Watch data and analysis
Launch of a new partnership with Terra-i
Preview of Landsat-based tree cover loss alert system for Peru from Dr. Matt Hansen and the University of Maryland
Preview of new national maps of tree plantations
Preview of new global carbon maps from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Preview of new GFW "apps" for biodiversity and climate
Christian del Valle, Founder and Manager Althelia Climate Fund
Leslie L. Durschinger, Founder and Managing Director, Terra Global
Stephen Rumsey, Chairman, Permian Global
Grethel Aguilar, Regional Director, IUCN
Ruben Echeverría, General Director, CIAT
Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute
WRI will also host and participate in a number of related events at COP 20 outside of the Global Landscapes Forum, including
Session Title, Speakers
December 9th, 12:00-13:00
OSINFOR Offices, Lima
Announcement Partnership between GFW and Peru's OSINFOR
Announcing an new partnership between Global Forest Watch and the Organismo de Supervision de los Recursos Forestales y de Fauna Silvestre (OSINFOR), an independent government agency that oversees the implementation of forest management plans in concessions & private properties in Perú.
December 9th, 16:00-17:00
COP 20 Venue, The U.S. Center, Lima
Driven! Experiences in Addressing the Drivers of Deforestation
Nigel Sizer will join other panelists to present Global Forest Watch Commodities, an online platform that empowers companies to analyze the impact of key commodities on forests, using the latest and most powerful data available. Livestream available here. Note, a UNFCCC pass is required to attend this event.