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 mobilized 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 session explored strategies for meeting the challenges posed by the EU Regulation on Deforestation-free Products to “avoid that the listed products Europeans buy, use and consume contribute to deforestation and forest degradation in the EU and globally”.
Panelists discussed how to put smallholder farmers, including women and Indigenous Peoples, at the center of this transition. Learn about key actions that must be taken to comply with the new regulations, potential challenges and stumbling blocks that may be specific to Africa’s context, and mechanisms or levers to engage with smallholder farmers.