Kumi Naidoo is the executive director of Greenpeace. Previously, he was secretary general and CEO of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, dedicated to strengthening citizen participation and civil society worldwide. He grew up in South Africa and was later a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, from which he holds a PhD.
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Naidoo talks about disappointments at Copenhagen, coalition-building among progressive organizations and the uncomfortable truth about consumption and quality of life.