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Kumi Naidoo

Born in 1965 and hailing from South Africa, Kumi Naidoo has been Greenpeace’s International Executive Director since November 2009.

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  • Ranking the climate culprits

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - November 22, 2013 at 16:00

    There's a clear parallel between the behaviour of the fossil fuel giants and tobacco companies: tobacco companies went to extraordinary lengths to suppress the knowledge that smoking caused cancer, activities that eventually resulted in multi-billion ... Read more >

  • If it's wrong to wreck the planet, then it's wrong to profit from that wreckage.

    We are facing a planetary emergency: climate change threatens the world and our collective future. Business and political leaders know this yet they do nothing. Instead ... Read more >

  • Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - September 18, 2013 at 16:30 28 comments

    I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning with my stomach in knots as I scrambled to check my twitter feed and email.

    It was five a.m. but I was wide awake; physically in Amsterdam but my heart in Russia where I knew that five of my fellow activist... Read more >

  • The day we came together to defend the Arctic

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - September 16, 2013 at 13:30 2 comments

    On Sunday, something incredible happened. I got on my bike, I cycled around Washington DC and 14,000 people came with me, in over 106 cities, in 36 countries, in every continent around the world. I joined the biggest demonstration ever in defence of t... Read more >

  • Much like the movement to save the Arctic, Grand Prix fans are made up of all sorts of people. I would know — I was a big fan of the sport growing up. Is it possible that a lifelong environmental and social justice activist can harbor a secret love of... Read more >

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