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Kumi Naidoo

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Kumi Naidoo

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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Is dirty energy the only way to meet the huge demands of the modern world? New numbers suggest renewables could do the job—and more.

Naidoo talks about disappointments at Copenhagen, coalition-building among progressive organizations and the uncomfortable truth about consumption and quality of life.

During the eighties many activists in the United States and elsewhere embraced a simple but evocative slogan: "think globally, act locally." The message: In acting at the local level, one needed