Mary Robinson served as president of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and UN high commissioner for human rights from 1997 to 2002. She is a member of the Elders, and president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Women are the Victims of Climate Change – and the Keys to Climate Action
As the nations of the world meet in Paris to address climate change, it is critical that women play a central role in these historic negotiations. Gender equality is central to effective climate action. The world cannot afford to neglect the needs of half the world’s population, nor ignore their...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Carbon Divestment Is a Shining Example
The recent extreme flooding in the UK and Ireland has highlighted the devastating effect our changing climate can have; but if we do not take action fast, future generations will experience weather shocks on a far greater scale. Our planet is warming to a catastrophic extent, and the human race must step up.