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Following the death of South African anti-apartheid and peace icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu, here are some of the ways he also advocated for a healthy planet

Following the death of South African anti-apartheid and peace activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu aged 90 last Sunday, world leaders have praised his life-long advocacy on social justice issues from inequality, racism and homophobia to climate change.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate became an environmental icon as the effects of global warming became more apparent, using his influence to hold governments and the fossil fuel industry to account while giving African youth climate activists a voice.

Ahead of Tutu’s funeral on Saturday, here are some of the ways he put a spotlight on the climate emergency:

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