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Climate Change needs Climate Justice

This event is organised In partnership with Matrix Chambers

  • Date and time: Thursday 10 March 2011, 6.30- 8pm
  • Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
  • Speaker: Mary Robinson
  • Chair: Conor Gearty


As the fact of climate change becomes more evident, the debate moves from stopping it to how best to manage its effects. Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach to the issue, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly. In discussions on climate change it is vital that the poor do not get left to one side while the already rich work together to preserve their affluence. Green technologies need to be not only innovative but also fair, accountable, transparent, and corruption-free in their realisation. To effectively address climate change, the participation of all people everywhere is needed.


Mary Robinson was President of Ireland from 1990 - 1997 and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002.

Conor Gearty is professor of human rights law at LSE

Event Recording

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