Mary Robinson was one of four leading climate change thinkers discussing how viable it is to invest in sustainable cities in a debate hosted by CNN's Robyn Curnow during the 2011 U.N. Conference on Climate Change ... more
Foundation staff attended COP17/CMP7 in Durban to advocate for a climate justice approach to the negotiations. more
The Foundation hosted a public event on 8th December at COP 17 with United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues , Melanne Verveer. The event, Unlocking the Potential of Women to Combat Climate Change: ... more
The Foundation today, 7 December, hosted a High-Level event with Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, President of COP17/CMP7 called Forward Looking Strategies – Women and Climate Change: Durban and Beyond at COP17. more
With women also being at the heart of many households in the most climate vulnerable areas – both as care giver and as decision maker – there is a huge potential for them to act as agents of change. more
Having a legal framework with clear and common rules to which all countries are committed is critically important - and the only assurance we have that action will be taken to protect the most vulnerable more
Delivering a keynote presentation on Agriculture and Rural Development Day held at Durban University of Technology today, Mary Robinson said: “While the current text is blocked due to linked agenda items on bunker fue... more
Mary Robinson moderated a roundtable discussion Friday on REDD+ in the Africa Pavilion at COP17 which looked at the broad experience in Africa of addressing the challenges of REDD+ more
Mary Robinson met with members of the Trans African Caravan of Hope, including members of our Women’s Leadership on Climate Justice Network more
the Foundation’s newest colleague Mary Faherty blogs from her first COP more
Foundation President Mary Robinson and Concern CEO Tom Arnold describe in the Irish Times how “the plight of those living in the Horn of Africa brought home the terrible vulnerability of the people living there to wea... more
Mary Robinson speaks about why women are disproportionately affected by climate change more
The Foundation's team arrived in Durban yesterday evening and went straight to the Kings Park Stadium to the Bishop Geoff Davies organised “We have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice Rally” more
The Foundation is delighted that the important role women’s leadership can play in the United Nations Climate Change negotiations was highlighted today during the Opening Ceremony of COP17/CMP7 more
Women are agents of change and can steer a successful outcome from the Durban Climate Change Negotiations more
Speaking in Trinity College Dublin on the topic of Climate Justice and Food Security, Mary Robinson said the poor and the vulnerable who are often forced to live in marginal areas are those most affected by climate c... more
The Foundation has been following the progress of the Trans African Caravan of Hope as it makes its way to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. more
President of the Foundation, Mary Robinson, delivered the 2011 Magnusson Lecture on 7 October at Glasgow Caledonian University entitled Climate Justice - Challenges and Opportunities. ... more
The Foundation is happy to announce the publication of The Geography of Climate Justice - a resource designed for Transition year and GCSE level students who are studying Geography, Environmental Studies or Social Stu... more
In the last month, the Foundation has focused its efforts on addressing and highlighting the gender dimension of climate change in the run up to negotiations at COP 17. more
The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice has today published a report entitled: Pursuing REDD+ as a viable development option: Lessons from Guyana’s experience. more
Lessons Learned from The Republic of Guyana’s Experience of REDD+ more
The European Forum Alpbach is an annual meeting involving, inter alia, politicians, academics and students, who come together to discuss and brainstorm new ideas and solutions to world problems more
The death of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, means we are all deprived; we have lost an extraordinary activist who showed the skills of leadership and great determination. more
The President of the Foundation, Mary Robinson, gave the opening address at the Connecting Local to Global: Women, Climate Change and Conservation meeting in New York on September 19, 2011. more
International Women’s Day is held every year on 8 March, and is a day to inspire women and celebrate achievements.
In this op-ed, which first appeared in The Huffington Post on the eve of International Women’s Day, Mary Robinson writes about the importance of women’s leadership in tackling the crisis of climate change.
Justice, rights and the rule of law are central to effective responses to hunger, undernutrition and climate change, Mary Robinson told an audience in Rome on the eve of International Women’s Day.
In this op-ed, which first appeared in The Guardian, Mary Robinson writes about the importance of the carbon divestment campaign.
Climate change and justice was among the subjects debated at the 23rd annual ‘Gender is my Agenda Campaign’ (GIMAC) Pre-summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union (AU), which was held January 23-24 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mary Robinson was joined by Christiana Figueres and Kathy Calvin for a discussion on the role of women leaders in climate change to be held during the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.