C2GTalk: How can the world put justice at the heart of governing climate-altering technologies? with Kumi Naidoo

May 31, 2023 45 min listen

Governing climate-altering technologies fairly will be very challenging, because of a democratic deficit, a transparency deficit, a coherence deficit, and an accountability deficit in global governance systems, says Kumi Naidoo in a C2GTalk. Nonetheless, it will be crucial to put justice at the heart of these considerations, by ensuring balanced participation of peoples, rooted in science, and in a spirit of redressing past injustice.

Kumi Naidoo is a South African human rights and climate justice activist. As a 15-year old, he organized school boycotts against the Apartheid educational system in South Africa. Naidoo was later part of the leadership that sought to establish the African National Congress (ANC) as a political party and he then served as the official spokesperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the overseer of the country's first democratic elections in April 1994. He was previously secretary-general of Amnesty International, international executive director of Greenpeace International, and has led several other organizations, including the South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO), CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, and Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity.

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