I am Executive Director of the Global Land Programme, Associate Research Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and Associated Senior Research Scientist at the Centre for Development and Environment at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In addition to my work coordinating the GLP community, my research interests include land tenure and land use and cover change; forest governance and conflict; livelihoods, climate, and biodiversity conservation trade-offs; and the role of science and knowledge production in societal transformations. I am a Senior Fellow of the Breakthrough Institute.
Telecoupling of land use systems, Land governance, Urban-rural interactions, Land use and conflict
A Special Issue of IOPscience Environmental Research: Food System seeks articles that address "how" exactly transformations to more sustainable land systems can be achieved. There is a greater need to better understand how competing visions for the land can be reconciled and to explore the full range of solution space for sustainability. This also implies going beyond individual policy approaches to envisioning and executing transformations in the structural factors shaping land systems including, for example, colonial legacies, capitalist and economic growth oriented economic systems, consumptive cultures, and unjust or undemocratic political systems. Deadline: 1 May 2024
A new report released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) is a call to action for policymakers worldwide seeking to develop sustainable and equitable solutions to our most urgent global challenges. “Ten Facts about Land Systems for Sustainability” was co-authored by 50 leading land use scientists from 20 countries, convened by the Global Land Programme. A companion report offers specific examples to help policymakers and the public understand what’s at stake at this critical moment in global development.
Monday, January 29, 2024 (All day) to Tuesday, January 30, 2024 (All day)
What do the "10 Facts About Land Systems" published by the Global Land Programme mean for land system policy design and implementation? How do they influence policy goals, policy processes, and the governance scale? Join the GLP and The Royal Society in Cambridge to learn more. Advance registration required to request an invitation.