Wangari Maathai, the Green Belt Movement and Climate Change

This is an incomplete post salvaged from the internet archive.

-by Virginie

With these negotiations moving so excruciatingly slow, there are times when we feel discouraged by what we perceive as the lack of progress. Thankfully, hope may be revived by the simple presence of an inspiring figure such as Wangari Maathai, founder of the worldwide known Green Belt Movement.

Earlier today, Ms. Maathai held a book-signing held at the United Nations Library. Many of us purchased her most recent work and memoir entitled “ Unbowed: One Woman’s Story”. Now known around the world as an environmentalist, civil society figure, women’s rights activist and parliamentarian, Wangari Maathai’s life work, courage and innovative spirit has been recognized in 2004, when she was granted the Nobel Prize.

Leave a Reply