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 Mariz Osbina
Mariz Osbina is a marine biologist working on mangrove restoration in the Philippines. She is also a program officer at Oceanus Conservation, a local youth-led NGO, where she focuses on ocean literacy and advocacy, citizen science for seagrass monitoring, biodiversity assessment, and communications. She is also the communications coordinator at GLFx Mindanao.
Throughout her career, she has aimed to promote marine education for youth, collaborate with local communities, and make a positive impact on marine conservation in the Philippines.