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 this session
The African continent produces less than 3% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, yet it is already bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, including floods, droughts,and unpredictable rainfall. But the continent faces a hefty bill to prepare itself for a hotter future.
At COP26 in 2021, African leaders estimated they would need USD 1.3 trillion over the next 20 years to deal with climate-related challenges. Initiatives like the Loss and Damage Fund were established to bolster climate resilience.
The meeting addressed the underfunding of climate adaptation in Africa and emphasized the need to allocate funds for smallholder farmers and women. It highlighted capacity building, blended finance, and successful case studies promoting resilience. Government-led projects in Ethiopia and Kenya were discussed, focusing on reforestation and sustainable agriculture. The Loss and Damage Fund’s eligibility criteria and mechanisms were considered, emphasizing adaptive capacity.