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12/08/2010

Climate Change is a matter of survival

The Executive Director of Greenpeace International was the guest of the day in the Climate Change Village

Kumi Naidoo was born in South Africa and grew up in the middle of Apartheid, which caused the 15-year-old to be expelled from school for protesting against that system. At that time he began his struggle for human rights, which later led him to focus on gender and indigenous communities.

Now, as Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo spoke of the need to understand Climate Change as a human problem that affects everyone: “it is the fight for human rights", stressed the head of Greenpeace during the event to which he was a guest today, held at the Climate Change Village.

Because Climate Change affects all sectors, Naidoo spoke of the importance of joining efforts, mitigate and prevent the effects of this problem. "Fights progress only when decent people stand up and say enough is enough."

Climate Change, despite being a disgrace, is also an opportunity to turn to indigenous practices such as collecting water or solar energy, recommended Naidoo.

Xochitl Galvez, promoter of intelligent buildings, and Hilario Valenzuela, Director of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, also spoke during this event.

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greenpeace, climate change village, climate change, cop16, kumi naidoo, south africa, human rights, activism, xochitl galvez

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