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 Inger Andersen
Hear Inger Andersen unveil her visionary perspective for Earth, which compels us to rewrite the narrative on Africa, follow its leadership and join forces with Generation Restoration to forge a brighter future of ecological renewal.
Inger Andersen is the executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, appointed in 2019 by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. With a career spanning over 30 years in international development economics, environmental sustainability, and policymaking, she has a profound dedication to conservation and sustainable development:
“Africa is not asking for handouts or charity, Africa is asking for justice. So that Africa can address loss and damage, so that Africa can create resilience. And that’s about transformative a narrative.”