This October: A new vision for Earth takes shape

26 Sep 2023

Over 6,000 global and local experts and practitioners will come together to climate-proof communities around the world

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Nairobi, Kenya (25 September 2023) – The world’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate and extreme weather events are happening across the globe. In response, leading global scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, policymakers, the private sector and practitioners of all ages will come together on 11 and 12 October at the largest Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) event of the year, the GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference: A New Vision for Earth. Join online for free or in person in Nairobi, Kenya.

Global issues, grassroots solutions
On day 1 of the conference, discover how Africa is leading the transition to a more sustainable and equitable future. From green jobs to climate finance, from agroecology to the power of rural women, the continent’s future lies in building sovereign solutions to the many challenges ahead.

On day 2, focus on global climate action, learn about adaptation, carbon markets, wildlife management, sustainable finance and more from a global perspective. Help craft a survival guide for a planet in crisis and add your voice to the call for climate justice ahead of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28).

Interact with and learn from leading experts
Share with experts representing more than 60 global and local organizations, such as:

  • Ayisha Siddiqa, co-founder of Polluters Out
  • Bill McKibben, founder of
  • Éliane Ubalijoro, CEO of the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) and director general of ICRAF
  • Ibrahim Thiaw, executive secretary at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • Jochen Flasbarth, state secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Lyla June Johnston, Indigenous musician, author, and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineage
  • Marina Silva, Brazilian minister of environment and climate change
  • Otto Scharmer, senior lecturer at MIT and founding chair of the Presencing Institute
  • Vandana Shiva, environmental activist
  • Vivienne Yeda, director general of the East African Development Bank (EADB)
  • Wanjira Mathai, Africa managing director and Global Partnerships at the World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • Yamina Saheb, lead author at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and senior energy policy analyst at OpenExp
  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève,co-president, The Club of Rome

Explore the topics of over 30 panels, discussions, side events, networking sessions and inspirational talks, including:

The global conference “A New Vision for Earth” will offer simultaneous interpretation into English, Spanish and French.



  • Apply for a free in-person or online press pass here, in English, Spanish or French.
  • For more information and/or to arrange interviews with speakers or hosting organizations, contact Kelly Quintero (
  • Find tools for journalists in the event’s newsroom, including a Trello board with videos, social media assets and other content for re-publishing.
  • Apply for the media seminar “Reporting for a Livable Earth: Communicating Science, Facts and Action” by 29 September here, join experts from Pulitzer Center, DW Akademie, Grist, G20 Global Land Initiative-UNCCD and CIFOR-ICRAF, and be one of the participants to be awarded a story grant.

About the GLF
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, connecting people with a shared vision to create productive, profitable, equitable & resilient landscapes. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), in collaboration with its co-founders UNEP and the World Bank, and its charter members. Learn more at

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