Okyeame Kwame led a 100,000 climate activists march in Glasgow for Climate Justice at #COP26.
This year’s COP26 was a little more than business as usual. After the geo-political power play of G20 verses developing nations who emit the least of carbon emissions but suffer the most negative impact of climate change, the negotiations between the parties were a little more ambitious than finger pointing.
The advocates called these meetings ‘blah blah blah’ and took to the streets to express the few sentiments of everyday people. Ghanaian versatile musician and Climate Activist Okyeame, who was named Climate Clock Ambassador for Africa/Ghana, has joined hands with about 100,000 people around the world, to march in Glasgow to demand more action on the climate crisis, organisers have said.
The protest was the biggest so far during the COP26 summit and took place alongside hundreds of similar events around the world. He who joined the march had a number of interviews with other international media hubs.
The legendary musician from Ghana was emphatic that, there must be a rapid transition to a safe climate future in the world. He said: "The children are innocent, we must not destroy their future with our irresponsible behaviour.
“We don't inherit this planet from our foremothers, we rent it from our unborn children. We can pretend that it is business as usual or make a conscious effort to cause a positive change. Climate colonization must stop, climate injustice must stop, large livestock farming must stop, river pollution must stop, fossil fuel mining must stop, and we demand timelines now! "
Okyeame Kwame is part of the UN delegation that accompanied the President, MESTI, EPA and other civil societies as an advocate. He was the ambassador for Forestry Commissioner’s ‘Red Plus Campaign’, Solidaridad and World Bank 's DGM (Dedicated Grant Mechanism) project which was support indigenous people and local communities in 2018.