What do we mean when we talk about resilience in the face of climate change?

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.

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  • Mary Robinson

    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.