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The weekend before the Copenhagen summit, Kofi Annan sits down with Sky News to discuss the importance of the talks and what needs to be achieved.
Distrust and competition persist between regions and nations, manifest in a "no, you must show your cards first"...
“It is up to each of us to ensure that our leaders do not squander this historic opportunity. We
must keep building the pressure to secure urgent action at Copenhagen, and beyond. Let us
remember that Copenhagen is a turning point and not an end in itself. The hard work will continue
long after that when it comes to implementing the agreement. We owe it to future generations to
Kofi Annan launches ‘Beds Are Burning’ Global Musical Petition to demand climate justice with Melanie Laurent and Havas Worldwide CEO, David Jones & The:Hours
Kofi Annan launches 'Beds are Burning' the first ever musical petition created to mobilise people to pressure their leaders to agree a climate justice deal at the UN's Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in December.
Africa Progress Panel report states that Africa must be part of the solution to reboot the global economy
A new report being launched today by Kofi Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, states that “Africa can be an important part in a global economic stimulus plan”, stating that “the scope for investment in Africa is vast”.
African leaders and experts warn that reform of global governance will fail if poorest countries are sidelined
The Africa Progress Panel has launched a new publication ahead of the G20 Summit in London, bringing together the views of eleven African leaders and development experts. They conclude that a new and improved form of multilateralism is needed to allow the developing world to overcome the challenges created by the economic crisis, warning that reform will not be effective or sustainable if the world’s poorest countries are not included in reformed governance structures.
"We - individuals - have power. We have power by the way we use our vote, the choices we make, what we buy, the companies we support, how we use energy. We're all in this together."
"By working together, recognising our common humanity and shared challenge, we can provide climate justice and a better world."
"Cooperation between Africa and Asia can and will open new possibilities for food security in Africa and the world."
Kofi Annan outlines the changing nature of the humanitarian crises we face, highlighting in particular the growing issue of climate migration.