Climate Change: Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson on Climate Justice

Tuesday, April 9th

The cruel irony of climate change is that it disproportionately impacts those who have contributed least to global warming—the world’s poorest and most marginalized groups.

For Mary Robinson—former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation–Climate Justice, and the former, first female President of Ireland—rectifying these injustices is an essential part of the international effort to address climate change. This week, Ravi and Mary Robinson discuss the links between climate change-related displacement, human rights, and global equality.

Displaced is a production by the International Rescue Committee and Vox Media. You can read more about this episode in our show notes.

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