Board of Trustees

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees (Trustees). Mary Robinson is the President of the Foundation and Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Mary Robinson, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Mary Robinson, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Mary Robinson is President of the Foundation and Chair of the Board of Trustees. She is a former President of Ireland (1990-1997) and a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002). more

Bride Rosney, Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Bride Rosney, Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Bride Rosney is Secretary to the Board of Trustees. She has previously worked as Director of Communications with Irish national broadcaster RTÉ, and as Special Advisor to Mary Robinson. more

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold is Director General of the Institute of International and European Affairs, based in Dublin. He was formerly CEO of Concern Worldwide, (2001-2013). more

Frank Convery

Frank Convery

Frank Convery is Director of the Environmental Systems Institute at University College Dublin (UCD). Prior to taking up his post at UCD, he was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Natural Resource Economics at D... more

Conor Gearty

Conor Gearty

Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics. He is a founder member of Matrix Chambers and has a practice that specialises in judicial review and human rights law. more

Jane Grimson

Jane Grimson

Jane Grimson is Chair of Health Informatics at the Department of Computer Science in Trinity College, Dublin and Associate Professor and Co-Chair for Health Informatics at the College. Jane is a consultant for commerc... more

Hadeel Ibrahim

Hadeel Ibrahim

Hadeel Ibrahim is founding executive director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which was established in 2006 to support great African leadership. She is also a board member of Refugees International and UNESCO's LEAP... more

Irene Khan

Irene Khan

Irene Khan was the first woman, first Asian and first Muslim to head the world's largest human rights organization. From 2001 to 2009, she helped Amnesty to broaden its work in areas of economic, social and cultur... more

Brigid Laffan

Brigid Laffan

Brigid Laffan is Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. Prior to this role she was Principal of the College of Human Sciences, University College Dublin more

David Went

David Went

David Went is chairman of The Irish Times Limited and of Trinity Foundation. He is also a non executive director of Goldman Sachs Bank (Europe) Ltd and a former non executive director of the VHI. more

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Climate change, leadership and young people

Climate change, leadership and young people

Today 10:40

Event discusses: How can we make sure world leaders take the bold action needed to tackle climate change – and what can young people do to spark political momentum?

What is a Climate Justice Narrative? Marvin Nala explains

What is a Climate Justice Narrative? Marvin Nala explains

Today 09:38

Marvin Nala is a Campaigner for Greenpeace East Asia, focusing on the north western region of China. He is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.

Climate Change: Who Will Lead?

Climate Change: Who Will Lead?

Yesterday 10:51

Writing for the Huffington Post on behalf of The Elders, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson urge youth movements to create political momentum in the run-up to a major climate conference in Paris in December 2015.

New Website Gives You the Chance to Support Climate Justice

New Website Gives You the Chance to Support Climate Justice

Apr 17, 2014

A new website, launched with the cooperation of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and the World Resources Institute, now gives you the chance to show your support for climate justice.

Tackling Global Injustice in a World of Climate Change: Punishing the Innocent?

Tackling Global Injustice in a World of Climate Change: Punishing the Innocent?

Apr 16, 2014

Members of the High Level Advisory Committee to the Climate Justice Dialogue (HLAC) joined Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute, for a public lecture in the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on 13 March 2014

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The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice is a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten - the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world.

It is a platform for solidarity, partnership and shared engagement for all who care about global justice, whether as individuals and communities suffering injustice or as advocates for fairness in resource-rich societies.

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