We Day: Kofi Annan urges B.C. youth to tackle climate change | Metro
Climate change is the single biggest challenge facing humanity, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told 20,000 students and teachers who had travelled to Vancouver from across B.C. for We Day on Friday.
But despite the keynote speaker’s warning, Kielburger said Free the Children is not currently running any campaigns to directly address climate change.
“Is climate change one of our big thematic themes this year? Candidly, it isn’t,” he said, noting perhaps it will be at some point in the future.
Jacob Hoggard, lead singer of the rock band Hedley, had an edgier response.
“I suggested to Craig that we maybe take the president of the Northern Gateway (pipeline), tie him on stage and maybe give the kids We Day stones,” he joked, “but that’s a B.C. thing so it hasn’t happened.”