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Tackling Global Injustice in a World of Climate Change: punishing the innocent?


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Speaker(s): Mary Robinson, Professor Lord Stern, Sharan Burrow, Caio Koch-Weser, Marvin Nala, Sheela Patel, Henry Shue, Dessima Williams
Chair: Professor Conor Gearty

Recorded on 13 March 2014 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

LSE's Institute of Public Affairs and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment invite you to an innovative public session which will explore who constitutes the innocent, how they are impacted by climate change and how they lack access to power. It will consider if these issues can be overcome and suggest ways in which they can.

The session will be framed by a discussion with Nicholas Stern and Mary Robinson.

This will be followed by interventions from a panel comprising representatives of the Innocent: the marginalised, the poor, youth, workers and future generations. Panellists representing the political world and the corporate voice will respond to the issues and concerns raised by the Innocent outlining both the challenges of political office and the realities of the corporate world.

The audience will have an opportunity both to make observations and to put questions to the panellists regarding what can be done to find solutions to the problems identified.

Mary Robinson is the former president of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and currently president of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice.

Nicholas Stern is currently president of the British Academy and chair of the Grantham Research Institute.

Sharan Burrow is secretary general of the International Trade Union Confederation.

Caio Koch-Weser is vice chairman of Deutsche Bank Group.

Marvin Nala is a climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace, East Asia.

Sheela Patel is the founder-director of Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres.

Henry Shue is a senior research fellow at Merton College and professor of politics and international relations at University of Oxford.

Dessima Williams is the former ambassador of Grenada to the United Nations.

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