Kofi Annan has launched a music video calling for progress in climate change talks

2nd October 2009

Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan and Duran Duran have launched a music video starring Annan himself, Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu and a global cast of film and music stars calling for progress in climate change talks. Annan, who is leading a campaign to put pressure on world leaders to secure a deal at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in December, unveiled a reworked version of the 1980's protest song Beds are Burning, originally performed by Australian group Midnight Oil. Annan describes the single as a "global musical petition" with every download being counted with people adding their names to demand leaders to reach an "ambitious, fair and global" deal in Copenhagen.Over 1,3-million people have already signed up for the campaign (Source: YouTube).