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
This session showcased an evidence-based approach to help Global South countries meet their Paris Agreement commitments economically. It focused on transforming low-emission food systems while ensuring sustainable livelihoods, featuring CGIAR’s Initiative on Low-Emission Food Systems, also known as Mitigate+. Emission analysis in Colombia, Vietnam, Kenya, and China identified food loss and waste reduction as a feasible solution.
The panel discussed circularity, livestock emissions, and a holistic value chain approach in Kenya’s agriculture sector. The meeting concluded with a call for a more equitable and sustainable food system.