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The Grassroots of Climate Change, Kofi Annan’s op-ed featured in Project Syndicate

The Grassroots of Climate Change, Kofi Annan’s op-ed featured in Project Syndicate

PARIS – The climate-change agreement reached here on December 12 was a rich victory for diplomacy. Both the agreement itself and the atmosphere of cooperation that permeated the proceedings represent a sea change from the failed Copenhagen summit in 2009. But while we should congratulate world leaders on their success, Paris marks the beginning, not the end, of the road. It is now our collective duty to hold our leaders to account and ensure that they turn promises into action –...
Seizing Africa’s Energy, Agriculture and Climate Opportunities: Address by Kofi Annan in Berlin

Seizing Africa’s Energy, Agriculture and Climate Opportunities: Address by Kofi Annan in Berlin

Kofi Annan delivers the keynote speech to introduce the first panel of the forum "Africa beyond 2015" in Berlin. He summarizes Africa's current challenges and opportunities, and he highlights that the future of the continent rests not only in the hands of its political leaders but will also depend on the outcome of the forthcoming UN climate change conference in Paris.