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Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, gave a realistic yet hopeful, a commemorating and entertaining talk at the Cornerstone Institute about Planning for the 22nd Century, Environmentally.

Kumi Naidoo asks why there is such slow progress (in regards to tackling climate change) when the science is so clear:

Kumi Naidoo encourages: “Fundamental part of facing these challenges is to reclaim our democracy.”

He warns: “Most countries have a form of democracy without the foundation of a democracy.” And gives as an example: “USA is as good a democracy as money can buy.”

Kumi criticises South Africa’s corruption:

Kumi continues by commemorating his friend Lenny who told him: “You must not give your life, you must give the rest of your life.”

An emotional talk about sacrifices:

Kumi rounds up his talk by quoting Gandhi: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi.

Kumi Naidoo concludes: “If Gandhi was right, we’re just one step away from winning.”

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