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Mikhail Gorbachev

Nobel Peace Laureate

Former Soviet President, Nobel Prize Laureate and reformer, he founded the Gorbachev Foundation in 1992, a think tank for international issues and Green Cross International in 1993 to expedite solutions to environmental problems that transcend national boarders. He has created and leads the Climate Change Task force to address the challenges of Climate Change and reach out to political leaders and the public at large.

Recipient of numerous awards and honors including the recent EMA Free Your Mind Award, he continues to rally for world peace, global security and environment.

In response to the climate change crisis he created The Climate Change Task Force (CCTF) to consolidate the efforts of the Nobel Peace Laureates, the Club or Rome, the Club of Madrid, Green Cross International and other organizations in order to: 1) maximize the Copenhagen outcome, 2) re-calibrate the international response to climate change in line with the threat to human security and development, 3) promote the active engagement of civil society in the search of solutions to the climate challenge.

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Video: Urgent Action Needed to Face the Realities of Climate Changeread more >

26 Jun 12|9609 comments

Failure to act on climate change will doom Rio+20 outcomesread more >

18 Jun 12|919 comments

Mikhail Gorbachev on the importance of waterread more >

01 Feb 12|7 comments

Lets Get Serious About Climate Talksread more >

04 Nov 10|25 comments

Playing Russian Roulette with Climate Change - Part 1read more >

12 Dec 09|483 comments

Playing Russian Roulette with Climate Change - Part 2read more >

12 Dec 09|5 comments

We Have a Real Emergencyread more >

09 Dec 09|45 comments

10th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates - Statement to COP15read more >

07 Dec 09|10 comments

Tear Down This Wall! And Save the Planetread more >

03 Dec 09|9 comments