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.
On 24 January Mary Robinson was joined by Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation, for a discussion on the role of women leaders in climate change to be held during the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
‘Women Leaders for Climate Justice: Mobilizing Action on Climate Change by Women Leaders in Advance of September 2014’ aimed to engage women leaders on the human rights dimensions of climate change negotiations ahead of the Leaders’ Summit, to be hosted by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in nine months’ time.
Speaking in an interview with HuffPost Live after the event, Mrs Robinson said: “I’ve been very encouraged by the meetings. There is a change in mood. Business leaders understand the impact climate is having – that we need to change and that there are great opportunities. “
As chair of the discussion, Mrs Robinson moderated a lively debate on what women leaders can do to plan, mobilise and strategise for urgent and equitable climate action ahead of the 2014 Leaders’ Summit. Also taking part in the discussion were:
- Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
- Helene Gayle, President and Chief Executive Officer of CARE USA and
- Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change
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