Climate Justice Dialogue – Public Event on 13 April in Berlin

The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice is hosting a public event titled "Climate Justice Dialogue: 2015 - An opportunity not to be missed" in Berlin on 13 April 2015.

2015 is an historic year.

It is set as the deadline for both a new climate agreement and the post-2015 development agenda, and we are at the point in human development where we need to show radical leadership on climate change. The task before humanity is to ensure that the transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient world looks out for the interests of all people.

This Climate Justice Dialogue, hosted by the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice on 13 April in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and with the kind support of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, will offer an opportunity to take a closer look at the challenges and solutions lying ahead of us this year.

Ten members of the global High Level Advisory Committee to the Climate Justice Dialogue (HLAC) will engage in an interactive dialogue around these upcoming agreements and discuss why the rights of the most vulnerable people in society are already undermined by climate change, and why this injustice must be addressed now:

Do we need to transform our economic system to ensure we adequately reduce carbon emissions?

Can we ignore the economic and social costs of climate impacts on people, their rights, their homes, their food security and the ecosystems?

How do we design climate action that protects human rights and leads to outcomes that are good for people as well as the planet?

What does leaving the majority of the remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground really mean for people?

The HLAC is a diverse group of leaders and advocates who are united in the need for a strong response to the climate crisis.

What action will you take in 2015?

Speakers include:
  • Nnimmo Bassey, Coordinator, Oilwatch International
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Ambassador of Mexico to the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ravi Kanbur, TH Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Professor of Economics
  • Kirit Parikh, Chairman, Integrated Research and Action for Development
  • Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Henry Shue, Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Politics and International Relations at Merton College
  • Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Former General Secretary, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
  • Dessima Williams, Former Ambassador of Grenada to the United Nations

This event is open to all members of the public who are warmly invited to participate in a Q & A session and engage with the members of the HLAC.    

The event will be conducted in English.
DOORS OPEN at 18.30 (start at 19.00 hrs sharp). 


This event has limited seat availability and online registration is mandatory.

To secure your seat REGISTER HERE.

Related Links

Climate Justice Dialogue – High Level Advisory Committee

Our work on equity and climate justice

HLAC Meeting 2014: Tackling Global Injustice in a World of Climate Change: Punishing the Innocent?

Declaration on Climate Justice 

Sharan Burrow speaks at the Bridge to the Future campaign