Mary Robinson is president of the Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate Justice. She served as president of Ireland from 1990-1997 and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. In August 2014 she was appointed the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change.
What does an inclusive and sustainable approach to global development really look like in practice? As COP22 draws to a close, Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation, former president of Ireland and a former U.N. high commissioner for human rights marks Climate Justice Day in this guest column, calling for action in the transition to a zero carbon, zero poverty world.
The first step toward securing more resilient communities around the world is to ensure that the new climate agreement makes the links between states existing human rights obligations and their future climate action, writes Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate Justice, in this exclusive commentary.