The world mourns Marshallese climate leader Tony de Brum

Press release - 22 August, 2017
22 August 2017: Today the world mourns a fearless voice in the battle for global climate safety, Climate Ambassador and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tony de Brum.

“On behalf of Greenpeace, our staff, our volunteers, supporters and friends, we extend the deepest condolences to the family of Honorable Tony de Brum”, said Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter.

“Mr de Brum’s tireless dedication to the pursuit of security and sustainability for his home and his people has given hope and direction to vulnerable nations in the face of the climate crisis.  

“Through his courage in tirelessly pursuing security and sustainability for his people, Mr de Brum demonstrated to vulnerable nations facing climate crisis that victory is always possible, and no obstacle is insurmountable.

“A leader of the Pacific Islands, in all true meanings of the word, Mr de Brum leaves a legacy of courage, respect and dignity with his homeland and the climate movement.

“We must continue to live within this inspiration and example. In solidarity and with a heavy heart, we will defend and continue his legacy.”

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Simon Black

Greenpeace Senior Media Campaigner

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