Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

The Global Landscapes Forum is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum takes a holistic approach to create sustainable landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in collaboration with its co-founders United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank and Charter Members. In the last 2–3 years, the GLF has increased its focus on rangelands and pastoralists. See the one-pager of the relationship between the GLF and the IYRP with weblinks.

During the GLF digital conference on "Restoring Africa's Drylands" on 2-3 June 2021, CELEP – member of the IYRP International Support Group – screened several films from its Perspectives on Pastoralism Film Festival as well as the 2.5-minute animated film "Pastoralism is the future" (

In honour of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the GLF Live session on 17 June 2021 at 10:00 CEST features the premiere of a half-hour documentary film on participatory rangeland management. The film was co-produced by the International Livestock Research Centre (ILRI) and the Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE), which is the Eastern African Focal Point of the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP), with the filmmaker Patrick Augenstein from the University of Bonn, Germany.

During the FAO-GLF digital conference in late September 2022 on "Transforming agrifood systems with forests", IYRP Global Coordinating Group co-chair Igshaan Samuels spoke in the High-Level Panel on the role that the IYRP could play in promoting sustainable forests and agrosilvopastoral systems in drylands (see his input under Documents below).

In preparation for IYRP 2026, ILRI and IUCN held a GLF session in March 2023 on "Sustainable livestock value chain investments for rangeland restoration". This was a pre-startup event for a new Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded IUCN project that ILRI leads on harnessing commercial-sector finance for rangeland restoration through sustainable livestock value chains.