The second Global Landscapes Forum will take place in Lima on 6-7 December 2014. It will be the biggest event on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP20. Some 1500 participants from all land use sectors and climate negotiators will explore the potential of landscapes approaches for achieving climate goals and sustainable development goals.
Under the theme Sustainable Landscapes for a New Climate and Development Agenda, the Forum will bring together researchers and practitioners, foresters and farmers, businesspeople and activists, development workers and politicians and challenge them to overcome silo-thinking.
Scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) are involved in 7 out of the more than 40 sessions. The event itself is the result of a coordinated effort by CIFOR, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The Peruvian Ministries of Environment and of Agriculture are co-hosting the Forum.