Nobel laureate and UN Messenger of Peace Wangari Maathai addresses the COP15 summit about the need for global cooperation in tackling climate change.
Wangari Maathai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, is the founder of the Green Belt Movement in her home country of Kenya, an environmental group that has restored indigenous forests and assisted rural women by paying them to plant trees in their communities.
Since 1977, it has planted more than 30 million trees in Kenya and has been replicated in dozens of other African countries. Having helped transform Kenya from a vicious dictatorship to a fledgling progressive democracy, Maathai is currently Kenya's Deputy Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources and a member of Parliament.
I believe this was a world record speech - the most tired clichés in one speech. Unelected, collectivist, international bodies often create silly poisitions such as "Peace Messenger," to substitute for that which is real. This was meaningless drivel.