The long-awaited Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow is just around the corner, an event described as “the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control.” ISCAST Fellow Tony Rinaudo will be speaking about Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration at the Global Landscapes Forum on 5 November, 8 p.m. AEDT, joined by film-maker Volker Schlöndorff and environmentalist Irene Ojuok.
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“The Film-maker meets the Forest-maker – The story behind FMNR and its role for restoration of African landscapes”
During this panel, Tony Rinaudo (the forest-maker) and other representatives of the approach of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR)—a Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) method—will be discussing the potential of FMNR for restoration of African landscapes with Volker Schlöndorff (the film-maker). A short trailer of Schlöndorff’s documentary “The Forest Maker” will be featured during the session and impressions about the production of the film will be shared. It will be announced that the full film / documentary will be shown in the evening of the same day (Friday, November 5th at 7pm). Afterwards, the importance of cooperation between “grassroots level” and “framework setting” organisations will be discussed. Furthermore, the panelists will discuss the need for a combined “bottom up” and “top down” approach in the frame of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) including local communities and knowledge as well as women and youth for a successful and sustainable restoration of landscape for food security, forest protection and more. The initiative propagates FLR in over 30 countries, which are committed to restore close to 130 million hectares of forest.