Nairobi, Kenya (25 September 2023) – The world’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate and extreme weather events are happening across the globe. In response, leading global scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, policymakers, the private sector and practitioners of all ages will come together on 11 and 12 October at the largest Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) event of the year, the GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference: A New Vision for Earth. Join online for free or in person in Nairobi, Kenya.
On day 1 of the conference, discover how Africa is leading the transition to a more sustainable and equitable future. From green jobs to climate finance, from agroecology to the power of rural women, the continent’s future lies in building sovereign solutions to the many challenges ahead.
On day 2, focus on global climate action, learn about adaptation, carbon markets, wildlife management, sustainable finance and more from a global perspective. Help craft a survival guide for a planet in crisis and add your voice to the call for climate justice ahead of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28).
Interact with and learn from leading experts
Share with experts representing more than 60 global and local organizations, such as:
- Ayisha Siddiqa, co-founder of Polluters Out
- Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org
- Éliane Ubalijoro, CEO of the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) and director general of ICRAF
- Ibrahim Thiaw, executive secretary at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
- Jochen Flasbarth, state secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
- Lyla June Johnston, Indigenous musician, author, and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineage
- Marina Silva, Brazilian minister of environment and climate change
- Otto Scharmer, senior lecturer at MIT and founding chair of the Presencing Institute
- Vandana Shiva, environmental activist
- Vivienne Yeda, director general of the East African Development Bank (EADB)
- Wanjira Mathai, Africa managing director and Global Partnerships at the World Resources Institute (WRI)
- Yamina Saheb, lead author at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and senior energy policy analyst at OpenExp
- Sandrine Dixson-Declève,co-president, The Club of Rome
- The transformative power of African-led solutions in food systems and landscape restoration
- The critical role of frontline voices in filmmaking and journalism
- Pathways to bridge science & finance for a new vision for Earth
- A Dragons’ Den session to find out how we can move towards landscape investments
- Meet the Earth whisperers, stewarding visions of justice and restoration