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.
Crafting a New Vision for Earth
As the climate crisis accelerates, scientists, civil society, grassroots organizations and some policymakers are calling for urgent action to phase out fossil fuels, improve energy efficiency and promote sustainable land use alongside renewables. But millions of people are already dealing with the effects of climate disasters, biodiversity loss, severe food and water insecurity, and social inequalities.
It’s time for a new vision for Earth – one that will trigger a system-wide transformation to benefit humanity across the board and build both sovereignty and stewardship in landscapes. Join world leaders, activists and experts in this opening plenary to highlight the latest scientific insights, novel policy instruments and bold new ideas to build a new vision for earth – one that keeps us within planetary boundaries and ensures the well-being of people and our planet.