GLF Climate 2021: As it happened
Hosted digitally and in Glasgow alongside COP26, the GLF Climate hybrid conference made a unanimous call for ambitious, concrete action to stop the climate crisis.
Attended by 4,386 digital participants from 145 countries, along with 481 in-person participants at the University of Glasgow, the event featured 400 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders.
Across 67 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches and climate talks, GLF Climate: Forests, Food, Finance – Frontiers of Change explored the potential of three key climate solutions: forest restoration, resilient food systems, and sustainable finance. Messages spread on social media rallied 41.34 million people around concrete ways to address the climate emergency as quickly as possible.
We rise and fall together as a community
Traditional leaders wield considerable power in much of the Global South, and they are uniquely placed to steward the landscapes they rule over, says His Majesty Ngwenyama Inkosi Ya Makhosi Gomani V, King of the Maseko Ngoni in Southern Africa.