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Davos: the shifting nature of power and the shifting power of nature

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 23, 2014

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. Over 2,500 Presidents, Prime Minsters, CEOs, Celebrities and Academics with a smattering...

Don't bet on coal and oil growth

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 28, 2014

A mind-boggling sum of about $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...

In Davos, Shell fuel station shut down in Arctic protest

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | January 29, 2013

I'm standing outside a Shell petrol station in Davos, looking at polar bears on the roof with a huge banner that says ARCTIC OIL - TOO RISKY. Twenty-five activists have shut down the station, some of whom are chained to the pumps.

At the World Economic Forum: Calling for a real transformation - now!

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 27, 2012

If I bump into Professor Klaus Schwab, who started and still runs the World Economic Forum here in Davos, I will challenge him on the purpose of the event. Schwab has described the WEF as “a platform for collaborative thinking and...

Deep Green: Debt, Human Rights and Nature

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | February 17, 2011

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. “ For in the true nature of things, if we rightly ...

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