Democracy Now interviewt Kumi Naidoo: Er war Aktivist in der Anti-Apartheid-Bewegung und ist heute eine führende Stimme für Klimagerechtigkeit und Direktor von Greenpeace International

Greenpeace Director Kumi Naidoo, from Anti-Apartheid Activist to Leading Voice for Climate Justice

The U.N. Climate Change Conference in Durban marks a homecoming for Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo. At the age of 14, Naidoo joined the anti-apartheid movement and was soon forced to go underground after he was arrested for violating the apartheid government’s state of emergency regulations. After nearly a year underground, he moved out of South Africa, not to return until after the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990. We speak to Naidoo about the climate summit and the link between his anti-apartheid activism in the 1980s and his environmental work today. „The problem is, the level of ambition and the level of urgency being exhibited in these talks do not match what the science is telling us to do,“ says Naidoo. „We are seeing in Africa—in the Horn of Africa with the drought, the conflict in Darfur, the devastation that African women farmers are facing all over our continent—that climate change impacts are taking lives right now. So in that context, we feel that there has to be a much greater sense of urgency to move the agenda forward.“ [includes rush transcript]

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/12/5/greenpeace_head_kumi_naidoo_from_anti

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