Special Event

2015 Global Landscapes Forum

Dec 5, 2015 - 02:00 pm CET to Dec 7, 2015 - 02:00 am CET

The 2015 Global Landscapes Forum is the leading platform for bringing together individuals and organizations that have an impact on land use. The event is expected to be the largest meeting on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP21. 

IFPRI will participate on the following activities at GLF: 
Day 1 – Saturday, December 5 | 03:30pm--05:00pm | Room: 253
- Up and down the scales of time and place: Integrating global trends and local decisions to make the world more food-secure by 2050
This session will draw on new research activities to analyze regional and country policy options that promote a healthy growth of the agricultural sector in a changing climate. The economic implications of changing climate conditions will be evaluated using examples form developing countries including the Philippines, Colombia and Vietnam.

Day 1 – Saturday, December 5 | 05:15pm--06:45pm | Room: 241
- Commons tenure for a common future
This session will present research on the importance of the commons for addressing climate change and land degradation, the challenges and potential ways of securing tenure on the commons, and the perspective of civil society. We will discuss a new paper on ways to harness the potential of the commons for inclusive growth, linking the debate to the implementation of REDD+.

Day 2 – Sunday, December 6 | 11:30am--01:00pm | Room: 253
- This Land is Our Land: Gender perspectives on tenure and rights
This high-level dialogue will focus on the practical requirements for implementing gender-sensitive land restoration; in an effort to get beyond the usual rhetoric on gender issues. To demystify gender issues in land use and lay to rest the exaggerated “zombie” statistics (as The Washington Post called them) that women “provide 66 percent of the work, produce 50 percent of the food, but earn only 10 percent of the income and own 1 percent of the property" is one of the main objectives.