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


This panel, hosted by DW Akademie, delved into the intricate world of climate science and politics and how journalists and community media can effectively translate complex data into accessible information. The discussion centered on empowering communities to create their climate information through local media, inspiring local engagement. Notably, the panel spotlighted challenges and best practices from Africa and Latin America. Community media’s role in addressing digital inequalities within marginalized communities was a key theme, emphasizing the importance of reaching decision-making centers with local voices.

The session underscored local media‘s critical role in conveying community needs, ensuring impartial information, and combating misinformation. It also highlighted the work of community activists in raising awareness and advocating for climate action, emphasizing the need for context-specific conversations.

How community media can drive climate action

Language: English

Year: 2023

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Africa, Latin America

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