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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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  • Typhoon Hagupit © NASA Goddard MODIS

    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 ... Read more >

  • How the tech industry can help save the climate

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - April 7, 2014 at 17:17

    Connecting people across continents. Delivering breaking news. Enabling government transparency. Facilitating social revolutions. Stopping global warming?

    The Internet is capable of doing so much, but perhaps the idea that it can help rescue the plan... Read more >

  • "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." 
    – Nelson Mandela speaking at the 90th birthday celebration of Walter Sis... Read more >

  • Ranking the climate culprits

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - November 23, 2013 at 7:43

    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 >

  • Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - September 19, 2013 at 15:13

    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...

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