During COP26 in Glasgow the Global Landscape Forum hosted a hybrid event 'GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change'. The event took place over three days and included in person events and talks that made the call for real, ambitious action, presenting innovative solutions to the current climate crisis. 
  
The event was attended by 4,263 digital participants from 144 countries, with 320 in-person participants. Speakers included leading scientists, activists, youth, government leaders, Indigenous leaders and financiers. Interactive sessions and climate talks focused upon forests, food and finance. Sessions explored the potential of these three climate solutions within the framework of forest restoration, resilient food systems, and sustainable finance. 
  
Plan Vivo's hosted session aired on day three of the event. Within the 50 minute session we hoped to debunk myths around community forestry projects, showing that taking a participatory and holistic approach is both necessary and prudent.
 
 
 
  
Within Plan Vivo certified projects, forest restoration, resilient food systems, and sustainable finance exist as core pillars. In our 20+ years of experience we have learned that - when it comes to community forestry projects - there are no easy wins or silver bullets. Community forest landscapes are inherently complex ecosystems made up of often competing interests for limited and contested resources. The only way sustainable change can be achieved in this environment is by putting community perspectives at the heart of any intervention design discussion and accepting that nature is complex and multi-layered. 
 
 
   
Plan Vivo's CEO Keith Bohannon was joined by three of our project partners; Carbon Tanzania's Marc Baker, Sil Lanckriet from EthioTrees, and ECOTRUST Uganda's Pauline Nantongo. Marc, Sil and Pauline focused on different aspects of project design and implementation, with Keith introducing the Plan Vivo model. 
  
    
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We're thankful to GLF for awarding us the time and opportunity to host this talk during their much anticipated and well-attended event. 

You can find out more about the session here, and catch up with other recordings (up to two weeks after the event) here.