Actions and Detail Panel
Business Breakfast with Mary Robinson
Wed. 16 March 2016, 7:45 am – 9:30 am AEDT
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference is widely recognized as a key milestone in the global response to climate change; its impacts and solutions. As President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and the former UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson played an important role in the Paris climate conference process.
The Carbon Market Institute in partnership with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute invites you to join us for this breakfast event on Wednesday 16th March in Melbourne, which will be a unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s most respected human rights advocates reflect on climate justice priorities after Paris. A Q&A Session with Mary will follow her initial remarks.
President, Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice; Former United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change (2014-2015); UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002); President of Ireland (1990-1997).
Mary Robinson is President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. She served as President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. She is a member of the Elders and the Club of Madrid and the recipient of numerous honours and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the President of the United States Barack Obama. She is also a member of the Lead Group of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. Between March 2013 and August 2014 Mary served as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa and between August 2014 and December 2015 she served as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change.
A former President of the International Commission of Jurists and former chair of the Council of Women World Leaders she was President and founder of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative from 2002-2010 and served as Honorary President of Oxfam International from 2002-2012.
Mary Robinson serves as Patron of the Board of the Institute of Human Rights and Business in addition to being a board member of several organisations including the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the European Climate Foundation. Mary is the Chancellor of the University of Dublin since 1998. Mary’s memoir, Everybody Matters was published in September 2012.
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