Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo is Executive Director of Greenpeace International

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 3:15pm
Is This a Blip or a Tip in Humanity's Onslaught on the Climate?
Reports that the growth in carbon pollution paused last year should give heart to climate campaigners and clean energy investors around the world. The figures, from the International Energy Agency, no less, will come as a cold shower to those who still believe that burning fossil fuels is...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 8:45am
Our Addiction to Fossil Fuel Is Taking Us on the Road to Nowhere
On Saturday I joined a panel at the Munich Security Conference in Germany and talked about global security and energy security. You might be surprised to see Greenpeace at a security conference. The room was full of members of the "strategic community", people who are not the crowd we normally...
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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 6:30am
Nature Does Not Negotiate: Climate Catastrophe Is with Us Now!
As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area just over a year ago. "One of the biggest evacuations in peacetime...
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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 2:00pm
Another Climate Change Summit: Don't Give Up
Many have simply lost faith in global climate negotiations summits such as the COP 20 which started in Lima, Peru this week. But while the process has not delivered the climate action we need, I would argue that this year key things have changed and that we must continue to demand from our...
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:15am
Forests Need Laws, Not Loopholes
Sitting in the towering United Nation’s building on New York’s east side, it might be hard for world leaders to picture a destroyed forest, but I know just how depressing the site is. In Indonesia, and elsewhere, we’ve seen vast tracks of land where only the dried-up stumps remain of a vibrant...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 5:00pm
There Are No Human Rights on a Dead Planet
Last week, I spoke at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers congress in Brussels. In the audience there were over 500 hundred progressive lawyers from over 50 countries. Many of these lawyers focus on human rights issues. I called on the lawyers attending the congress to join me in...
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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:15am
The Unquenchable Thirst of an Expanding Coal Industry
An oasis is a body of water , ringed by greenery and beyond that, a lifeless, endless landscape that coughs up dust and sand whenever the wind touches it. It is a globally understood symbol of something precious, fragile and rare. The entire population of the planet: plants, animals and people, are...
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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 2:37pm
Message to World Elites: Don’t Bet on Coal and Oil Growth
A mind-boggling sum of about US$ 800 for each person on the planet is invested into fossil fuel companies through the global capital markets alone. That’s roughly 10% of the total capital invested in listed companies. The amount of money invested into the 200 biggest fossil fuel companies through financial markets is estimated at US$ 5.5 trillion.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:27am
Davos: The Shifting Nature of Power and the Shifting Power of Nature
One of the most challenging weeks of my working life starts today: the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 9:53am
Gazprom's Over-Reaction to Arctic Oil Protest is a Sign Their Fortune is at Stake
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