Global Landscapes Forum 2016 in Marrakesh


Welcome to the 2016 Global Landscapes Forum on 16 November in Marrakesh.

As the leading side event at COP22, we will be hosting 500 experts and leaders to discuss practical and thought-provoking solutions and initiatives to combat climate change.

The day will feature an exciting announcement on the future of the Global Landscapes Forum.

Discussions and projects at every Forum have made headlines around the world, and this time will be no different.

We have six exclusive launches of initiatives, platforms and cutting-edge tools:

  • Protect to Produce: the first information exchange connecting buyers and sellers of sustainably produced commodities, from the Earth Innovation Institute
  • For Peat’s Sake: the UN Environment Programme leads the Global Peatlands Initiative to save the world’s peatlands and their carbon stocks that are up to 100 times greater than tropical forests
  • Borneo Mapping Tool: a new satellite + data map from CIFOR that highlights sustainable companies and helps find the culprits behind land clearing for oil palm and pulpwood plantations
  • The Five Great Forests Initiative: a WCS campaign to protect the world’s last intact primary forest landscapes, and with them mitigate climate change across the planet
  • The African Palm Oil Initiative: a commitment by nine African nations to make the palm oil industry sustainable and responsible as the continent becomes a net exporter, from Tropical Forests Alliance 2020
  • Climate Resilience through Sweet Potatoes (CReSP): the humble sweet potato as the first line of defense against famine for vulnerable communities, launched by the International Potato Center

These launches are embargoed until 16 November, but we are happy to receive requests for one-to-one print or broadcast after presentations have been made.

More than 100 high-level and expert speakers from government, civil society, the private sector and intergovernmental organizations will present at the Forum, including German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Barbara Hendricks; Wanjira Mathai, Director of the wPower Hub; World Bank Vice President of Sustainable Development Laura Tuck; and Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UNEP.

To attend as a member of the media, please find contact details here

The event runs from 8am to 8pm on 16 November at the Kenzi Club Agdal Medina, Marrakesh – this is a 20-minute walk from the COP22 venue.

If you can’t make it to Marrakesh, we’ll make sure you receive all our advisories, releases and available links to event news.

For updates on the day’s agenda and speakers, please go here

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Contact: Deanna Ramsay ( +62 812 97418703 @deanna_ramsay