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 this session
Global youth are driving climate action and landscape restoration. The meeting, co-hosted by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, and the Global Landscapes Forum, focuses on their stories and the path forward.
This plenary highlighted the need for urgent climate action, local leadership, and sustainable practices. It covered ecosystem services, Amazon conservation, carbon management, and sustainable food systems. The emphasis was on transformative policies, finance, and technology.
It underscored intergenerational collaboration, a justice-oriented approach, and healing our relationship with the land. Panelists called for swift, transformative action and outlined a new vision for Earth, concluding with a musical celebration of sustainability.