Kumi Naidoo, Wangari Maathai, and 10 million activists call for climate action in Copenhagen

by Mike Gaworecki

December 7, 2009

Kumi Naidoo, GPI executive director and head of the GCCA, just handed a petition signed by 10 million people calling for an ambitious climate treaty to the prime minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen. The petition hand-over took place at an event held inside the Bella Center here at the Copenhagen climate summit.

Kumi Naidoo and Denmark's PM Tcktcktck petition delivery

Along with the petition, Kumi also presented Rasmussen with a pen he could use “to sign a fair, ambitious, and binding treaty.”

Kumi Naidoo gives Danish PM a pen to sign an ambitious treaty with

Legendary activist and 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai also spoke at the event. I have to say, it was a real treat to see her in person. Check out these pics of Kumi and Wangari with several of the youth delegates who were there to help drive home the message that there are more than 10 million people calling for climate action.

Kumi Naidoo and Wangari Maathai

Kumi Naidoo and Wangari Maathai at COP15

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