Making communities’ voices count in the fight against climate change

Making communities’ voices count in the fight against climate change

Between 2002 and 2017, the number of environmental activists murdered worldwide increased fourfold, and in 2018 alone 164 environmental activists were murdered. This was one of the many distressing facts discussed at the 2019 Global Landscapes Forum, held in Bonn, Germany from June 21-22. The goal of the GLF 2019 was to act as a platform for the voices of the most marginalized groups in the global environmental crisis. These include local communities, women, youth, and especially Indigenous Peoples.

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“Projects never fail, yet projects never scale”

“Projects never fail, yet projects never scale”

Insights from a side-event on how to improve donor-funded projects to create an enabling environment for upscaling EbA, organized back-to-back with the Global Soil Week (GSW) 2019 by the IKI-funded “Climate-SDG Integration Project” implemented in Guatemala and India.

Nature-based solutions are increasingly recognized as providing “crucial response(s) to climate change and sustainable development at the scale and pace that is needed,” also being proposed as the overarching theme during the upcoming UN Climate Summit in September 2019.

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