UPDATE: World leaders, experts deliberate food, forests, climate change

14 November 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY

World leaders, experts to deliberate: Can we grow enough food for 9 billion people without destroying Earth’s forests and accelerating climate change?

Journalists welcome to attend the Global Landscapes Forum at the University of Warsaw, Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 November.

Go to www.landscapes.org/media-contact

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One of the most vital events of its kind will draw more than 1,000 participants — government ministers, global experts, policy makers and business leaders — to the University of Warsaw this weekend to chart a new course toward joint solutions for forests, agriculture and climate change.

Media are invited to seize this opportunity for access to the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners on sustainable landscapes, climate change, agriculture and forestry. Participants at the Global Landscapes Forum will seek to devise solutions for one of the most pressing challenges of our time: Can we grow enough food for 9 billion people without destroying the planet’s forests and accelerating climate change?

This event represents the most intensive effort yet to place these themes on the global agenda as a single “landscape” concept, and to link this concept to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Marcin Korolec, COP President and Polish Minister of the Environment
  • Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development
  • Stanislaw Kalemba, Polish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Ruth DeFries, Denning Professor of Sustainable Development at Earth Institute
  • Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Journalists may attend the Forum at no cost. From live video streams to blogs, from press conferences to Twitter chats, the Forum’s communication team will ensure that journalists have a front seat. Media are invited to use any and all content created for the Forum, including blogs, photos and videos.

 

Media briefings at the University of Warsaw: Enter through main gate and follow signs:

Friday 15 Nov
11-11.45am: High-level press conference: The GLF’s goals and importance to international climate discussions and negotiations

Saturday 16 Nov
11.30-12: What climate change looks like in South, East and West Africa
1-1.30: From Facebook farming to Uganda’s post-war forests: Ten young entrepreneurs kick start the Global Landscapes Forum
4-4.30: Exactly what is the “landscapes” concept?

Sunday 17 Nov
10.35-11: What are the problems? Why the need for a GLF?
12.40-13.10: Post-IPCC Report – framing landscapes, forests, agriculture and rural development
13.15-13.45: Book launch – Climate-smart agriculture

Full details of the briefings can be found here.

 

Media inquiries:
General media inquiries:
Alison Binney at Econnect Communication: alison@econnect.com.au (tel. +61 428 900 450)
Polish media inquiries:
Aleksandra Grzegrzólka at Tomo Group: glf@tomogroup.pl (tel. +48 516 440 772)

For the Collaborative Partnership on Forests:
Bruno Vander Velde at CIFOR: b.vandervelde@cgiar.org (tel. +48 513 948 057)
For the Agriculture and Rural Development Consortium:
Vanessa Meadu at CCAFS: v.meadu@cgiar.org (tel. +44 777 219 5317)
For inquiries related to social media:
Peter Casier: p.casier@cgiar.org

Follow us online at:
Twitter hashtag: #GLFCOP19
Paper.li: LandscapesNews.org
Blog: www.landscapes.org/blog

MEDIA ADVISORY

World leaders, experts to deliberate: Can we grow enough food for 9 billion people without destroying Earth’s forests and accelerating climate change?

Journalists welcome to attend the Global Landscapes Forum at the University of Warsaw, Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 November.

Go to www.landscapes.org/media-contact

pdf_ico Download PDF version

One of the most vital events of its kind will draw more than 1,000 participants — government ministers, global experts, policy makers and business leaders — to the University of Warsaw this weekend to chart a new course toward joint solutions for forests, agriculture and climate change.

Media are invited to seize this opportunity for access to the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners on sustainable landscapes, climate change, agriculture and forestry. Participants at the Global Landscapes Forum will seek to devise solutions for one of the most pressing challenges of our time: Can we grow enough food for 9 billion people without destroying the planet’s forests and accelerating climate change?

This event represents the most intensive effort yet to place these themes on the global agenda as a single “landscape” concept, and to link this concept to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Marcin Korolec, COP President and Polish Minister of the Environment
  • Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development
  • Stanislaw Kalemba, Polish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Ruth DeFries, Denning Professor of Sustainable Development at Earth Institute
  • Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Journalists may attend the Forum at no cost. From live video streams to blogs, from press conferences to Twitter chats, the Forum’s communication team will ensure that journalists have a front seat. Media are invited to use any and all content created for the Forum, including blogs, photos and videos.

 

Media briefings at the University of Warsaw: Enter through main gate and follow signs:

Friday 15 Nov
11-11.45am: High-level press conference: The GLF’s goals and importance to international climate discussions and negotiations

Saturday 16 Nov
11.30-12: What climate change looks like in South, East and West Africa
1-1.30: From Facebook farming to Uganda’s post-war forests: Ten young entrepreneurs kick start the Global Landscapes Forum
4-4.30: Exactly what is the “landscapes” concept?

Sunday 17 Nov
10.35-11: What are the problems? Why the need for a GLF?
12.40-13.10: Post-IPCC Report – framing landscapes, forests, agriculture and rural development
13.15-13.45: Book launch – Climate-smart agriculture

Full details of the briefings can be found here.

 

Media inquiries:
General media inquiries:
Alison Binney at Econnect Communication: alison@econnect.com.au (tel. +61 428 900 450)
Polish media inquiries:
Aleksandra Grzegrzólka at Tomo Group: glf@tomogroup.pl (tel. +48 516 440 772)

For the Collaborative Partnership on Forests:
Bruno Vander Velde at CIFOR: b.vandervelde@cgiar.org (tel. +48 513 948 057)
For the Agriculture and Rural Development Consortium:
Vanessa Meadu at CCAFS: v.meadu@cgiar.org (tel. +44 777 219 5317)
For inquiries related to social media:
Peter Casier: p.casier@cgiar.org

Follow us online at:
Twitter hashtag: #GLFCOP19
Paper.li: LandscapesNews.org
Blog: www.landscapes.org/blog

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