"Age of Stupid" Film Premiere New York. © Michael Nagle

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan speaks after the world premiere of “The Age of Stupid,” a docu-drama about the climate crisis set in a apocalyptic world where people look back on our time and try and figure out why humans did not take meaningful action when they had the chance.

Following the news of the passing of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said:

A great pillar of peace, justice, human rights and equality has fallen. We share in the grief of all those who mourn him.

As UN Secretary General Kofi Annan made the need to act for our climate a priority. We call on leaders everywhere to walk in the path he set and continue making climate action a key prerogative. The planet faces more threats today than ever before and we must continue to keep the flame Kofi lit for climate justice burning in his honour.

Rest well illustrious son of Africa.