28 Feb 2023

“Every COP that I’ve been to has shaped my thinking, and in a really global kind of way. I’m working in a local context, but it’s always nice to look at what’s happening at the global level and try to translate that to the work I’m doing. I always felt like there was a disconnect between what is happening at the top, which at the highest level is the COP, and on the ground.” Adrian Leitoro 2022 Drylands Restoration Steward and the of Founder, Nature and People as One (NAPO)


26 Jan 2023

“The past year has flown by for me, but looking back, my heart is filled with gratitude, joy and hope for the future. Being the GLF’s 2022 Forest Restoration Steward has contributed enormously to these fond memories. Since I was officially announced as a Restoration Steward on the International Day of Forests (21 March) last year 2022 (super timely), my days have been filled with the new opportunities and program activities that came along.” Eva Makandi (Kandi), 2022 Forest Restoration Steward and the Founder of Light on a Hill Organization (LOAH)

20 Dec 2022

“We need to enhance community by building really strong trust with communities and governments that restoration is for our good, and for the good of the environment.” Camille Rivera GLFx Mindanao Chapter Coordinator, 2021 Wetlands Restoration Steward and the Co-founder of Oceanus Conservation 

Our top 3 career tips for you

30 Mar 2023

It’s never easy to kick-start your career in sustainability. That’s why we’ve asked three amazing colleagues from the YIL steering committee to share their expert advice with you. Here’s what they had to say!

Meet the new CEO of CIFOR-ICRAF at our upcoming event

28 Feb 2023

Our planet may be facing ecological collapse, but there’s no shortage of opportunities to help stop the rot. Whether it’s through advocacy, activism, sustainable finance, forestry or climate science, we’ve got you covered with this month’s top career tips.

What’s next for restoration in 2023?

26 Jan 2023

Happy New Year! From the GLF Youth and YIL teams, we wish you a healthy, intentional, loving and adventurous 2023. Over the holidays, we took the time to reflect on our relationship with each other and the world, and we’d like to share some thoughts with you about solidarity.

Work with us in 2023

20 Dec 2022

What a year 2022 has been, packed with new projects, milestones and special moments here at the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL). This year, our network has continued to grow across the globe. We’ve established strong regional project teams composed of inspiring youth activists and professionals from across Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. We’ve grown our presence in Africa with our very first GLF Africa Job Fair and the Young African Landscape Leadership Program, as well as in

What can we do now about the climate crisis?

28 Nov 2022

We’re back from GLF Climate alongside COP27 in Egypt – and we have so much to share with you! We went to Egypt with our luggage full of terrible news from all around the world.The climate crisis continues to devastate millions of lives around the world, flooding a third of Pakistan and large parts of Nigeria, and putting millions at risk of famine amid prolonged drought in the Horn of Africa.

What can we do now about the climate crisis?

31 Oct 2022

“The climate crisis affects us all, but it doesn’t affect everyone the same way. Think about it: when crisis strikes, who is hit the hardest? It’s generally those with access to the least resources, who are most affected by the extreme drought, flooding, and hurricanes we’re seeing around the world. Right now, all eyes are on the upcoming UN COP27 conference in Egypt. How can we make sure that world leaders deliver adaptation finance for people and the planet?” Salina

Will you join us on the road to GLF Climate?

30 Sep 2022

One of the greatest pleasures in being part of a mass movement is remembering that we are not alone when we connect with our community through events like GLF Africa or the upcoming GLF Climate 2022 Hybrid Conference. You are not alone. Join your local climate activist group today – or create one with your friends. Join the GLFx Community. Discover how you can help achieve climate justice.

What is food justice for Africa? Find out at GLF Africa 2022

25 Aug 2022

The Horn of Africa is currently facing its worst drought in 40 years. 22 million people are currently at risk of starvation, and many more across the continent are affected by parallel crises, in the form of constantly-increasing costs of food and living, the COVID-19 pandemic, and conflict. When I first saw the theme of this year’s GLF Africa 2022 Digital Conference, I exclaimed: “Finally, time to shift our focus away from the global industrial food chain to the overlooked

How Africa can achieve a just energy transition

28 Jul 2022

“There needs to be a line between where we act and where we let nature restore itself – because nature is dynamic.” Adjany Costa. Advisor for Environmental Affairs, President of the Republic of Angola Dear YIL member,The GLF Africa 2022 Digital Conference is now less than two months away. On 15 September 2022, join thousands of other people from across Africa and the world in sharing ideas on how to build an equitable, resilient food future. Now is the time to get your

What do young Latin Americans want?

23 Jun 2022

We are beyond excited to invite you to join us for the first-ever GLF Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Youth Week, which will take place from 27 June to 2 July. This week-long event, organized by the YIL in collaboration with the LAC Project Team, will bring together young environmental scientists, communicators and activists to discuss the reality of the climate crisis in LAC and share their visions for alternative futures.

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