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 Vandana Shiva
For over 50 years,Vandana Shiva has advocated seeing the Earth as a living entity, challenging the prevailing notion of it as inert matter for ceaseless extraction. Shiva calls for a paradigm shift, emphasizing the need to break free from the cycle of relentless exploitation and instead foster a sustainable and respectful relationship with our living planet:
“My vision for Earth today, in the middle of the threatened collapse, is the same of vision with which I started my ecological life 50 years ago. And the vision is that the Earth is living and we need to get out of the illusion that she’s just dead matter for extraction and explotation for the next round and the next round and the next round.”