Working towards these commitments
Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
Diverse Tenure Systems
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As a global network of over 1000 researcher-members, guided by a Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and coordinated by the International Programme Office (IPO), GLP’s mission is to enable land systems science (LSS) for sustainable development of coupled human-environmental systems. This mission entails bridging scientific innovation (specialization) with societal relevance (transformation) and employs place-based re-search (contextualization) to feed synthesis-understandings of the patterns and processes of global change (generalization).
GLP provides scientific expertise in land systems and sustainable development at local, national, and global levels.
Concretely, the three goals of the International Programme Office of GLP are to: 1) build and secure GLP as a global network; 2) consolidate its position as a flagship project of the Future Earth sustainability science research network and advance its power for impact in wider policy and development contexts; and 3) ad-vance the capacity of Land System Science (LSS) to generate research for sustainable development of hu-man-environmental systems. Correspondingly, our three objectives are to:
1. Grow and maintain a vibrant network of scientists enabling them to work together, and with new as-semblages of actors including civil society, government, and private sector towards sustainable devel-opment of land systems (‘manage the IPO and GLP bodies’).
2. Link scientific advancement to societal relevance through mobilization of existing knowledge and syn-thesis products via science policy interface (SPI) activities, i.e. ‘10 things about land’ initiative (‘bring GLP science to bear on policy debates by communicating our science’)
3. Develop and innovate co-designed methods and products to connect contextual understandings to regional or global trends, drivers, and consequences; (‘innovate and generate transformational knowledge through experimentation to demonstrate how Land System Science is Sustainability Science)
GLP works with land system scientists and their research organisations worldwide, NGOs and institutions in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.