Gift an article

EXCERPT | ‘They cropped out a whole continent’ – Vanessa Nakate in A Bigger Picture

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
loading...
Loading, please wait...
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
A Bigger Picture by Vanessa Nakate.
A Bigger Picture by Vanessa Nakate.

BOOK: In A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis (One Boat), Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate tells her story – and how she came to be a climate activist representing Africa on the world stage. She presents a new vision for the climate movement, based on resilience, sustainability and genuine equality. “Vanessa Nakate continues to teach a most valuable lesson,” said Greta Thunberg. “She reminds us that while we may all be in the same storm we are not all in the same boat.”

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing — or rather, what I wasn’t. It was a freezing cold day in January 2020, and I was scrolling through my social media feeds. I’d just finished lunch with other climate activists, who like me were in Davos, Switzerland, to urge some of the three thousand business leaders, financiers, politicians, opinion formers, celebrities, and other globetrotters attending the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) to get serious about the climate crisis. We’d held a press conference that morning, before which I’d posed for cameras with four other activists, and I’d stepped away from the dining area to find out how the media was reporting our message.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE