The GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference, as it happened
Hosted in Nairobi, Kenya, and online, the GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference: A New Vision for Earth united over 7,000 participants from 130 countries, along with 218 speakers and 121 global and local partner organizations, to pave a path to a fairer world ahead of COP28. The global event reached 27 million people via social media and media channels, with more than 170,000 engagements.
Across 89 plenaries, expert and interactive sessions, side events, networking sessions, onsite presentations and inspirational talks, the conference sparked vibrant conversations on local solutions to the global climate and ecological crises in 2023.
It is critical to take action to move from irrational economic systems to circular ones, and for that, we need to work a lot on policies, politics, regulations and governments. This can help us set baselines for dealing with ecological collapse and humanity’s inability to agree on important things.
We urgently need a new vision for Earth where success metrics are adjusted to incentivize contributions to the planet and all people before financial profits, and all irresponsible acts against the Earth are criminalized and heavily penalized.
Transforming food systems to reduce environmental degradation and negative externalities requires integration of investments across entire supply chains and focusing on specific levers such as governance and policy, financial leverage, innovation, and multi-stakeholder dialogue; programmatic risk appetite to achieve impact at scale; and design for resilience.
We are indeed living a historic moment in the course of humankind, in which the ideals that brought us here are proving insufficient for us to be able to continue our journey on Earth with minimal conditions of dignity for human life and other forms of life
In the grand scheme of things, humanity is a very young species. During our time on planet Earth, we’ve caused a great deal more damage than any species to come before us. But at the same time, I think because we are a miracle of the species with the ability to figure out what problems we are creating, we also have the ability to solve those problems at lightning speed.
The Earth is living, and we need to get out of the illusion that she's just a dead matter for extraction and exploitation.
We are encouraging the use of biodiverse and local food, and for this, we have a policy framework, a legal notice to require all millers to brand their products with the forgotten foods to ensure that local households are using more biodiverse foods that are local.
We cannot talk about transforming food systems in a country like Kenya and most of Africa without really putting farmers in the center of it. We need to make sure that farmers understand that it is in their self-interest to do what is right as far as the landscape is concerned.
Explore investable nature-based projects
Are you an investor looking for a project to make a difference with? Explore your options, including three projects that featured in our special Dragons’ Den session at the event.
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Opening plenary: A new vision for Earth
About GLF Nairobi 2023: ‘A new Vision for Earth’ The GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference, held on October 11 and 12, convened global ...
#GLFNairobi Photo Competition Summary
What’s your vision for Earth?
Photographers from all over the world submitted amazing photos of local solutions being implemented to protect their landscapes. Each image submitted reminds us that every effort counts, urging us all to preserve and protect our precious landscapes for the current and future generations. Meet the winners of the GLF Nairobi 2023 Photo Competition!