Tributes flow for Tony de Brum

12:37 pm on 23 August 2017

Marshall Islands climate campaigner Tony de Brum has been praised by colleagues, friends and fellow climate change campaigners following his death.

Mr de Brum, 72, died following an extended struggle with cancer.

His death has prompted a range of tributes from the Marshall Islands and around the world.

President Hilda Heine tweeted that the Marshalls has lost a national hero, who made their island and the whole world safer.

Former UN Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres says he was a friend, a leader and a visionary.

Greenpeace Australia paid tribute to Mr de Brum, saying he was a torchbearer for the cause.

Oxfam Pacific says he was as a tireless crusader for climate change.

The head of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, David Krieger, says Tony de Brum will be greatly missed.

Global Programme Manager at UNCDF, Fakri Karim, says de Brum's death is a also huge loss for the Pacific.

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