By the end of 2021, the GLF had reached 1.5 billion people, establishing it as the leading global movement on sustainable landscapes. The GLF’s connection with communities, grassroots actors and local change-makers, as well as large, multilateral donors puts it in a unique position to catalyse transformative change at scale.
In 2021, the GLF continued to seek solutions and rally action to solve the most urgent challenges of our time. It ran three major hybrid or full digital events, GLF Africa, GLF Amazonia
and GLF Climate
, with 900 speakers and 18,000 participants from 186 countries. 2021 also saw the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration with the GLF as its core partner.
GLF Flagship Programs
Sustainable Investment and Value Chains
– shifting financial flows towards sustainable land-use models through the only global forum focused on nature-based investment, GLF Investment Case
, and contributing to FOLUR
- Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program.
Knowledge & Learning
– providing free, online learning opportunities. Twenty thousand people have completed courses on the Landscape Academy, developed by world class institutions and led by experts.
Pioneering Youth Leadership
– growing global movement of 60,000 young people in 160 countries. The second edition of the Restoration Stewards program funds and highlights the work of six youth-led restoration projects in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Digital Knowledge Commons
– building a digital community that co-produces knowledge, information, content and experience across geographies, positions and perspectives on digital platforms.
Community-led GLFx Chapters
– fostering community-led action on the ground through independently organized local chapters worldwide.
GLF has connected
event participants from 185 countries
leading global development institutions serving as Charter Members
GLF has reached
reached through media outreach in 2021