2022 Landcare Conference, Sydney

Connect, Converse, Discover and Celebrate with Global Landcare in Sydney

Global Landcare would like to extend to you an invitation to our special face to face event Connect, Converse, Discover and Celebrate with Global Landcare where we launch the book
Building Global Sustainability Through Local Self-Reliance: Lessons From Landcare
August 22, 2022  5.30pm to 7.00pm in Sydney.

This book has been published and will be launched by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) with support from James Cook University.

The launch is our first networking event for Global Landcare and is being held prior to the 2022 Landcare Australia Conference in Sydney. RSVP to the physical event itself is essential – NUMBERS ARE LIMITED. The launch will be streamed live on our Facebook page @globallandcare from 6.30pm AEST.

The launch will showcase practical capacity building in action globally – building livelihoods, restoring landscapes, taking practical action on climate change. It contains the papers from the 2017 Nagoya Landcare Conference at Nanzan University in partnership with Australian Landcare International and potently demonstrates community partnership in action. An important element is the tribute to Professor Michael Seigel originally from regional Victoria (a great friend of Global Landcare and instigator of the Nagoya Conference) who believed passionately in subsidiarity and the power of partnerships to build momentum for and achieve change.

Thank you to our launch sponsors
Queensland Water And Land Carers, FutureAg Queensland and New Zealand Landcare Trust.

It would be lovely to see you there
Andrea Mason, Chair

National Landcare Conference Global Landcare Panel

Prof. Andrew Campbell, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) will be joined by Dr Mary Johnson, RMIT University; Anne “Shang” Fuentes, University of the Philippines Mindanao; Clinton Muller, RMIT University; Andrea Mason, Global Landcare; and Rob Youl, Global Landcare.

We will then explore this publication further on Wednesday August 24 at the GLOBAL LANDCARE PANEL: Building Global Sustainability Through Local Self-Reliance – Lessons From Landcare as part of the National Landcare Conference in Sydney.

The National Landcare Conference will take place from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 August, at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Learn more here: https://nationallandcareconference.org.au/

Hosted by Landcare champion and ABC TV presenter Costa Georgiadis, this year’s National Landcare Conference is bigger and better than ever! The comprehensive program includes field trips showcasing the diversity of landcare in the Greater Sydney region, plus hear from over 120 speakers on the topics of environment and climate action, cultural land management, sustainable agriculture, emerging environmental markets, and much more! You are also invited to attend the 2022 National Landcare Awards gala dinner.

Meet us in SYDNEY for the event, or register as a VIRTUAL delegate for FREE: https://nationallandcareconference.org.au/program/registration/

Landcare Impact Stream:
Landscape, biodiversity, community resilience, mental and physical health of individuals, economy

Global Landcare Board member Dr Pamela Greet

Big Bang, Small Bucks – Tackling Climate Change Globally On a Tiny Budget

In Australia we have become accustomed to thinking that tackling climate change is an enormously costly exercise, with ever more alarming headlines featuring lots of zeros about what net zero will cost. Through the Australian Landcare International Fund, Global Landcare with its annual program of micro grants up to $A 500, has been able to deliver big dividends with small monetary investment. The leverage is the connection, the collaboration and the community. 

This presentation reviews the genesis of this initiative. We’ll look at some of the practical lessons learned along the way about responding to community driven solutions. We will provide examples to showcase the variety of different solutions that local communities in settings as diverse as the suburban slums of Nairobi, to water conservation in Timor Leste have devised for our support.

Our objective is to show how small amounts of seed funding can germinate and plant ideas allowing little seeds of community action to grow into concrete contributions that are part of a global solution to tackle the challenge of climate change.

Francis Steyn, Global Landcare member from Western Cape South Africa

LandCare Changing the Future of Farming in the Western Cape, South Africa

LandCare is both community based and community led, which is the real secret behind the massive success of this methodology, which has been implemented in the Western Cape over the past 20 years.

Considering climate change and cycles of drought and more intense rainfall, never before has it been more important to prepare better and protect the country’s natural capital.

This presentation will explore the Western Cape’s many success stories, including examples of farmers protecting their water, their soil and their biodiversity while becoming more productive – the cornerstone of LandCare.

It will outline how farming challenges can be transformed into solutions and opportunities and will highlight how, by working together and with partners in government, farmers can find and take the lead in implementing innovative approaches to addressing questions around natural resource and farm management.

To hear from Dr Greet and other incredible speakers at the Conference, register here or join as a virtual delegate for FREE: https://nationallandcareconference.org.au/…/registration/

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Global Landcare acknowledges and thanks the First Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands in which we meet, collaborate and work.

We acknowledge elders past, present and emerging in our communities across the globe.