Dr Naidoo visits Australia to talk about the Reef, the climate and the Commonwealth Bank
29 July 2015
Dr Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director, has a special message for Australia as he heads down-under to talk about the Reef, climate change and the Commonwealth Bank.
Our International Executive Director is arriving at a critical time for Australia and the planet. The Abbott government is pushing ahead with coal mines that threaten our Great Barrier Reef, attacking the renewable energy sector, threatening to wreck global climate talks and trying to silence environmental advocacy.
Kumi Naidoo is saying yes to coral, and no to coal. He’s calling on banks like Commonwealth Bank to do the same by walking away from Reef destruction and the coal mega-mines in the Galilee Basin. The commonsense solution is harnessing the renewable energy of wind and sun. Can you help share his message?
About Dr Kumi Naidoo
Born in South Africa, Kumi Naidoo became involved in his country’s liberation struggle at the young age of 15. In 1986, he was arrested, charged with violating the state of emergency regulations and was forced underground before fleeing to exile. He has deep and broad experience of democratic struggles for justice and sustainability across the world. Like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Kumi Naidoo sees parallels between the struggle against Apartheid and the quest for climate justice. Kumi Naidoo is a former Rhodes Scholar and holds a doctorate in political sociology.