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.
About Dragons Den Plenary
The Dragons Den Plenary featured innovative nature-based solution companies presenting their initiatives to a panel of expert judges, focusing on environmental impact, financial viability, and scalability. The meeting stressed the existential threat of biodiversity loss and the climate crisis, advocating for a new vision for Earth prioritizing all life forms. Speakers called for radical measures, including habitat restoration and reducing carbon emissions, with an emphasis on reforming access to climate finance through multilateral banks.
The East African Development Bank was proposed as a partner for action, emphasizing the need for tangible steps over mere rhetoric. The meeting underlined the importance of collective action to address environmental challenges and transition away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources.