Wael Hmaidan - Part 3 Movement Makers Panel Discussion - Be The Movement #c4cMovement





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Published on Dec 20, 2013

Part 3: Wael Hmaidan presents the Climate Action Network on the Climate Change Movement Maker's panel discussion at the Be The Movement Workshop in parallel to COP19.

Panel discussants were Jamie Henn (350.org), David Cadman (ICLEI), Wael Hmaidan (CAN) and Kelly Rigg (GCCA). Eliza Anyangwe of the Guardian moderated the panel.

Wael Hmaidan is director of CAN -- International. A social entrepreneur, in 2007 he founded IndyACT, a Lebanon-based organization that has spread throughout the Arab World and Europe. He has more than 16 years of experience in NGO management and environmental campaigning in a number of NGOs. He began as the Greenpeace campaigner for the Arab World, helping establish the energy and marine reserves campaign in the region. Through IndyACT's climate campaign, Hmaidan has been able to influence Arab climate policy and raise the profile of climate change among the region's public and governments. He served as one of Lebanon's lead negotiators in the UNFCCC.

"Key for success is not IQ, not anything related to discipline, but it is grit, which is having the courage to stand up and continue with full motivation and dedication to achieve something."




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