Mary Robinson discusses climate justice - the intersection of human rights, development and climate change - in this interview from the International Bar Association Annual Conference 2014 in Tokyo.
Cian McCormack talks to former president Mary Robinson and others attending the One Young World conference in Dublin.
Mary Robinson Engages One Young World Ambassadors in Debate on Climate Justice
Mary Robinson to encourage young people to show transformative leadership during One Young World Summit 2014
4th Climate Change and Development in Africa Conference, October 2014
While developed countries are the main contributors to the world’s climate change, poorer nations also bear the burden of making changes in energy use. PBS's Jeffrey Brown sits down with Mary Robinson to discuss global goals.
Over 130 women leaders gathered in New York to demonstrate their commitment to ambitious and gender sensitive climate action.
Ahead of the UN summit on climate change, Mary Robinson talks to Independent.ie about what she wants to achieve from the event.
Foundation President Mary Robinson and fellow member of The Elders and former Norway prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland talk to RTCC ahead of the 2014 New York climate march.
The Foundation’s Head of Research and Development Tara Shine presented on the topic of participation as it relates to Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
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.
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation, discusses the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Mr. Caio Koch-Weser is Vice-Chairman, Deutsche Bank Group, and Chairman of the Board of the European Climate Foundation. He is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue
Ms. Patricia Espinosa-Cantellano is Ambassador of Mexico to the Federal Republic of Germany. She is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.
Prof. Ravi Kanbur is TH Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.
Ms. Dessima Williams is Former Ambassador of Grenada to the United Nations. She is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.
Ms. Sheela Patel is Founder-Director, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers. She is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.
Professor Kirit Parikh is Founder Director of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India. He is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.
Nnimmo Bassey is the Coordinator, Oilwatch International and Director, Health at the Mother Earth Foundation. He is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.
Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is Executive Director of the Tebtebba Foundation. She is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.
Videos from the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance Workshop in advance of the CCDA-III, October 2013. The workshop was convened under the Climate Justice Dialogue, with support from the Climate Development and Knowledge Network
Foundation President Mary Robinson talks to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) about her Climate Justice Foundation, what to expect from the UN Climate talks in Warsaw and why we need to phase out fossil fuel subsidies.
On CBC Radio, Sunday Edition, Mary Robinson discusses the environment, fossil fuels and climate change.
Professor Henry Shue is a Senior Research Fellow at Merton College and Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, He is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.
How business can deliver climate justice was the topic of a plenary address delivered by Mary Robinson this week at the annual conference of Business for Social Responsibility.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for climate Impact Reseach (PIK). He is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.
Judge Tuiloma Neroni Slade is the Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. He is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.
Sharan Burrow is the General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). She is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.
Equitable and ambitious action must be taken on tackling the crisis of climate change, Mary Robinson told the Panel of Experts on Climate Leadership, Marshall Islands.
Mary Robinson discusses her career fighting for social justice on Jian Ghomeshi's Q show
Batkhishig Baival, a researcher at the Nutag Action Research Institute explains the impacts of climate change on the food security of Mongolian herders.
Constance Okollet, a Climate Wise Woman and the Chairperson of the Osukuru United Women's Network in Eastern Uganda talks about the impacts of climate change on women in her community.
Mary Robinson joins Dr. V. Ramanathan of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for a conversation on Climate Justice, linking human rights to science, in order to protect vulnerable populations and foster equitable stewardship of the world's resourc
Mary Robinson presents her vision for Climate Justice. She describes an approach that puts justice and equity at the heart of responses to climate change, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable populations around the world.
At the Seventh International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA7), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mary Robinson discussed the Climate Justice Dialogue, a global initiative to demand more urgency and ambition on climate action.
A watershed rehabilitation project, followed by a collaborative 'Operational Research' programme that harnesses local knowledge, is restoring natural resources, raising agricultural yields and improving food security in Tigray, Ethiopia.
With a population of 1.6 million, climate change is already affecting weather in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Rainy seasons are unpredictable and bring sustained heavy rain, causing severe flooding in the cities’ streets.
Foundation Programme Manager, Mary Faherty, meets with Rachael Raykumari, from India, and Gertrude Kenyangi, from Uganda, to discuss the impact of climate on people in their countries.
On April 9, Mary Robinson gave a keynote address at the Global Food Systems Forum 2013, at the University of California, speaking about the impact of climate change on food and nutrition security in developing countries.
Hunger ● Nutrition ● Climate Justice - A New Dialogue: Putting People at the Heart of Global Development
The Hunger · Nutrition · Climate Justice Conference took place in Dublin Castle from 15-16 April 2013, during Ireland’s Presidency of the EU.
These case studies give practical examples of how hunger, nutrition and climate justice are linked from the perspective of households and communities, and illustrate the interconnected causes and the integrated nature of potential solutions to development
In a video to mark International Women's Day 2013, political analyst and former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers asks: What if women ruled the world?
Mary Robinson on Authority without Influence
On February 20th, Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice participated in a plenary session of the 8th Forum of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty.
BNN (Business News Network), Canada's business and financial news channel, spoke to Mary Robinson live from Davos. BNN talked to her on the need to preserve programs to maintain human dignity and the integrity of the climate even as governments face m
Video interview with Mary Robinson at COP18 in Doha, December 2012.
Climate change is the biggest human rights issue of our time
Video interview with Mary Robinson at COP18 in Doha, December 2012.
In Uganda, smallholder farmers are already feeling the impacts of climate change. Changing rainfall patterns are affecting key rights such as the right to food and the right to health, with farmers being forced to take risks with their livelihoods.
Marvin Nala, China Tracker talking with Mary Robinson at COP18 in Doha
Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, describes the shared commitments of leading female figures in the climate change negotiations, including Mary Robinson, Christiana Figueres and Connie Hedegaar
The first official Gender Day to be held at a Climate Change Conference took place yesterday and it set the bar high for future COP Gender Days. With a trio of well organised and high profile events, two of which were attended by COP18 President Abduallah
Mary Robinson says we need to realise how central strong gender policies and women’s empowerment will be to tackling climate change. She uses the example of Uganda, where it is women who have to work to put food on the table when climate change undermines
Mary Robinson outlines MRFCJ's priorities and expectations as the organisation prepares to attend COP18. The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of th
Mary Robinson, Foundation President, delivered the Inaugural Concern Worldwide Hunger Lecture in Belfast on Monday 8 October 2012. In her address Mrs Robinson spoke of the need to be innovative, bold and revolutionary in our responses to hunger and un
The Second Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change took place in Hanoi, Vietnam from 3 – 7 September. The conference was co-organised by Vietnam and the Netherlands in collaboration with the FAO and the World Bank. Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson attended the annual Brookings Blum Roundtable — an off-the-record forum for global leaders, entrepreneurs and practitioners to discuss innovative ideas and advance groundbreaking initiatives to alleviate global poverty.
Do we have a moral responsibility to reduce inequality for the next generation?
"Meet the Leader" is a television interview show that delves into the lives of prominent personalities whose lives and careers have had significant public impact and who have distinguished themselves in one or more forms of service.
Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice delivered a keynote address Equity and Climate Science on the second day of the Euroscience Open Forum 2012.
Are Women the Key to Moving Climate Change Debate Forward?
The IDEA annual conference traditionally has been an opportunity to bring Development Educators together to explore timely issues and burning questions. In 2012, with Rio+ 20 as a backdrop, Climate Justice was chosen as the theme of the annual conference.
Mary Robinson, the Foundation President, acted as Rapporteur for the Sustainable Development Dialogue on Food and Nutrition Security at Rio+20.
President of the Foundation, Mary Robinson yesterday, 18 June 2012, delivered the keynote address at the fourth Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) taking place in parallel with the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in
Martha Burk interviews Mary Robinson about women in prominent roles
Mary Robinson, Chair of the Mary Robinson Foundation, notes the need to link the effects of climate change to food security in order to continue the fight against hunger.
Mary Robinson received the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Atlas Award on 25 February 2012 at the AAG annual meeting in New York.
Mary Robinson delivered a lecture at University College Cork’s Centre for Global Development on Wednesday 18 January 2012 entitled ‘Climate Justice Post Durban’.
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 last week in Durban.
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: Moving from Words to Action, was a pub
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.
The gender dimension of climate change
Mary Robinson speaks about why women are disproportionately affected by climate change
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”
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
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 change.
President of the Foundation, Mary Robinson, delivered the 2011 Magnusson Lecture on 7 October at Glasgow Caledonian University entitled Climate Justice - Challenges and Opportunities.
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.
The President of the Foundation, Mary Robinson, spoke at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) in Dublin on September 5, 2011
Remarks by Mary Robinson and Nat O’Connor during 2011 TASC Annual Lecture
"The IEA Report is the wake-up call we needed."
BBC World Service Newshour: with Julian Marshall interviews Mary Robinson, Lord Stern and Stephen Tindale about the latest estimates by the International Energy Agency (IEA) that Energy-related carbon-dioxide emissions in 2010 were the highest in history.
Human Rights Challenges at the start of the 21st Century
The Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin was the host of a number of activities to mark UN World Water Day.
Protecting the Most Vulnerable: Securing a Legally Binding Climate Agreement
"To come to Bangladesh is to see that climate change is most severely affecting the people who have contributed least to causing the problem", noted Mary Robinson during a visit to the South-Asian country
In recognition of the fact that climate change negotiations are, for the first time, chaired by a growing group of women leaders, Ambassador Patricia Espinosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mexico and Mary Robinson are convening a side event.
Following on from the success of the Climate Change lecture series 2007-2009 hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Foundation President Mary Robinson delivered a public lecture Tuesday titled: Re-shaping the debate on climate change.
In this Irish documentary by Earth Horizon Productions, aired on RTE1 on 29 June 2010, Duncan Stewart takes us on a journey exploring the gap between public perceptions of climate change, what the scientists are trying to tell us and what role the media a
On 12 June 2010 UNA-UK held a major one-day civil society event in London entitled 'UN Forum: for a more secure and just world'.
Mary Robinson gave the keynote speech at the Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship Forum & Awards in Dublin, Ireland on March 30, 2010.
The Impacts of Climate Change and Potential for Cop 15
Mary speaks about Ireland's role in advancing the climate justice agenda.
Mary Robinson speaks on Australian Radio about the key challenges of the 21st Century
Mary Robinson is interviewed about her life, her critics and ethical leadership
As climate change negotiations in Geneva came to a close on 13 February 2015, 18 countries pledged to promote and respect human rights in climate action.
On the eve of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) 2.8, over 50 representatives from the climate change and human rights constituencies gathered in Geneva to strengthen the links betwee
This week members of the climate change community gather in Geneva, the home of the Human Rights Council, for the latest round of climate negotiations.
On February 8th, negotiators will begin a week long session which will lay the foundation for a new climate agreement. Through this agreement, the global community has an opportunity to set in motion an ambitious and just response to climate change.
By agreeing to keep warming as far below 2°C as possible, the international community implicitly agreed to set a limit on global cumulative carbon-dioxide emissions. Reaching zero carbon is what is required to stay within this “carbon budget”.