The ‘green race’ to win back the environment

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Isabel Marques da Silva, euronews:

Almost 200 world leaders will meet in Durban, South Africa, to discuss the challenge of climate change. The future of the Kyoto Protocol, how to finance the Green Climate Fund and perspectives for a green economy are some of the topics on the agenda. With us is Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Thank you for accepting euronews’ invitation. There is some political indifference to these challenges in climate change. How can Durban address this problem?

Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International:

The only way we are going to get out of the current financial crisis is to re-image and re-invent our global economy moving forward. And part of that solution is to actually invest seriously in the green economy, which has the potential to grow our economies, but more importantly to generate millions of new decent jobs in an new green economy. So, it is a bit disappointing, but i think is shortsighted on the part of political leaders at the moment.


The Kyoto Protocol that is going to expire in 2012, might have an extension until 2015. It is being discussed and it is being pushed by European Union, Australia, Norway. Do you believe that in Durban important steps will be taken towards keeping Kyoto Protocol alive until we get a new global treaty?

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02.12.2011 | por martalanca | environment, euronews