Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo is Executive Director of Greenpeace International

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Friday, April 04, 2014
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
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
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
Gazprom's Over-Reaction to Arctic Oil Protest is a Sign Their Fortune is at Stake
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Friday, December 06, 2013
Hamba Kahle, Nelson Mandela: With Our Deepest Gratitude
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Friday, July 12, 2013
Greenpeace's Shard Ascent Reminds Us of the Power of Civil Disobedience
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
GM Crops: The Genetic Colonialists
Given the British government's approach to protecting the environment by trying to sell forests , culling badgers, and cutting environmental protection, the environment secretary's enthusiastic embrace of the genetic modification (GM) lobby is rather predictable, but no less of a disappointment for that.
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Sunday, June 02, 2013
In Turkey, The Last Tree or the Final Straw?
Our office in Istanbul has been under siege. It is in the heart Taksim, an area in which a brutal police clampdown has been trying to end the peaceful protest over the planned destruction of the small, and historic, Gezi Park by Taksim Square. The protest has grown to involve tens of thousands of people and drawn the support of people from all over the world.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
World Social Forum 2013: A More Just, Peaceful and Sustainable World Is Possible
In early 2011, Tunisia’s President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown and the popular uprising in Tunisia was followed shortly by a wave of revolutions in several Arab countries – proving to us all that another world is within our reach.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A Necessary Extinction
LONDON - When the environment changes, smart creatures adapt. And, in the face of a changing climate and changing economics, smart people are backing green energy. In 2011 almost a third of new electricity came from renewable sources.
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