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 John Colmey
John Colmey, Director at the Global Landscapes Forum envisions mobilizing a billion people to create landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable, and resilient. Emphasizing a commitment to science, knowledge, respect, inclusiveness, equity, and hope, the quote encapsulates a call for action grounded in a holistic approach towards a sustainable future:
“We are going to create a movement of a billion people to build a vision of landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable, and resilient. And we’re going to do it as we always have — guided by science and knowledge. We will proceed with science, knowledge, respect, inclusiveness, equity, and hope.”