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


In a call for urgent action to better prepare the world to fight the effects of a rapidly changing climate, this session demonstrates the importance of seed banks in conserving diversity and ensuring the availability of seeds to scientists and farmers around the world.

Expert panelists highlighted the pivotal role of genetic resources in addressing global challenges related to land restoration, climate change, and food production. The challenges in storing diverse tree species were discussed, with gratitude expressed to the Crop Trust for their support. The session also explored the benefits of connecting genetic resources to value chains, ensuring quality planting material for desirable outcomes. It concluded with a call to expand the scope of diversity in agriculture beyond known species and emphasized resilience in the face of climate change.




Reaping what we sow: The role of seed banks in a rapidly changing climate

Language: English

Year: 2023

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Africa

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