Democracy Now Interview: Climate Change the Biggest Human Rights Issue of Our Time

Video interview with Mary Robinson at COP18 in Doha, December 2012.

“I believe that this is the biggest human rights issue of the 21st century, and I believe that it’s a way of addressing issues of development and issues of tackling poverty,” says Mary Robinson.

“It means that we have to take into account the injustice of the fact that it’s the fossil fuel growth in the United States, Europe and other developed parts of the world, which has contributed to undermining development of very poor people, undermining their livelihoods… We can actually change the quality of life for both rich and poor countries in a way that doesn’t undermine happiness and good livelihoods.”