About GLF Nairobi 2023: ‘A new Vision for Earth’
The GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference, held on October 11 and 12, convened global thought leaders to set the stage for COP28, the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference. This pivotal event mobilised action on critical issues affecting humanity, biodiversity, and our planet.
The conference featured two focused days: Day 1 centered on “Africa’s Sovereign Solutions,” exploring pathways to a sustainable and prosperous future for the continent. Day 2, dedicated to climate, aimed to craft a “Survival Guide for a Planet in Crisis,” paving the way for a fairer world ahead of COP28.
GLF Nairobi brought together a diverse coalition of influential voices, ranging from scientists, activists, and Indigenous leaders to financiers, women, youth, policymakers, and private sector representatives. As a united front, we collectively championed change and passionately advocated for meaningful action in these pivotal times.
Unlocking the path to climate action
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been hailed as a “survival guide for humanity.” We learned that global warming is “more likely than not” to reach 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in the near future, resulting in “increasingly irreversible losses” and triggering critical climate ‘tipping points’.
What is stopping us from phasing out fossil fuels, protecting ecosystems and reducing deforestation? What will it take to get governments and business to take real, meaningful climate action? There is still hope for a just transition to a decarbonized world, but we must act now: every fraction of a degree matters. In the closing plenary of GLF Nairobi, join us in crafting a survival guide for humanity.