Next week, on 2-3 June 2021, Global Landscape Forum (GLF) will host the first-ever digital conference focused entirely on Africa’s drylands and how integrative restoration practices can see them flourish once again. SLU contributes with its expertise.
GLF Africa: Restoring Africa’s Drylands will be held in the beginning stages of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which runs from 2021 to 2030. The Decade calls on the international community, civil society, businesses, politicians, and individuals to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. Africa is taking up the challenge and aims to restore at least 100 million hectares of land by 2030.
SLU hosts one of the sessions
During the two-days conference SLU contributes with its expertise by hosting one of the sessions and several of our researchers also take the stage as speakers. The session, held on 3 June, is called The Wood Solution: The key to driving large-scale forest restoration. Partners for the session are Eco Innovation and OKO Forest.
SLU speakers at the GLF Africa are
Rosa Goodman, Department of Forest Ecology and Management
Thomas Kätterer, Department of Ecology
Lars Laestadius, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Eco Innovation
Cecilia Sundberg, Department of Energy and Technology
Register for the conference and get more information here.