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Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey is a published poet, head of Environmental Rights Action,
Nigeria and Chair of Friends of the Earth International. He also runs
Oilwatch International.
Bassey’s poetry collections include We Thought It Was Oil But It Was Blood (2002) and I will Not Dance to Your Beat (Kraft Books, 2011). His latest book, To Cook a Continent (Pambazuka Press, 2012) deals with destructive fossil fuel industries and the climate crisis in Africa.
He was listed as one of Time magazine’s Heroes of the Environment in
2009 and won the 2010-Right Livelihood Award also known as the
‘Alternative Noble Prize.’

Articles by Nnimmo Bassey

Recognition of global warming is one thing; taking genuine action is another, writes Nnimmo Bassey.
An extraordinary gathering of frontline communities in Paris has been presenting evidence of crimes against nature. Nigerian poet...
Reflecting on the Rio+20 Earth Summit, Nnimmo Bassey fears the gains of 1992 are slipping through our fingers.
As the Rio+20 Earth Summit winds up, Nnimmo Bassey argues we must listen to those experiencing the impacts of environmental...
In his final missive from COP17 climate talks, Nnimmo Bassey lays into a polluters' deal that spells catastrophe for the world's...
Hope for a binding treaty starts to evaporate in Durban as politicians look to a deal that will cook the continent, says Nnimmo...
African negotiators told not to ‘waste  time’ calling for developed nations to cut CO2, reports Nnimmo Bassey.
‘Let us begin, brothers, for until now we have done nothing’.... As talks kick off in Durban, Nnimmo Bassey is cheered by...
Nigerian environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey describes low expectations in South Africa.
Activists *Nnimmo Bassey* and *Mel Evans* report from the frontline.

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