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How To Academy: Climate Change - How To Create a Better Future for the World with Mary Robinson and Lucy Siegle at Portland Hall, University of Westminster

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Time 18:45
Date 21/11/18
Price £31.91

Join the former president of Ireland in conversation with writer and broadcaster Lucy Siegle, as they discuss how we can possibly create a better future for the world.

Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland is on a mission to fight against the menace of climate change. This mission, now presented in her inspiring new book Climate Justice, has led her from Malawi to Mongolia.

In this unmissable conversation with Lucy Siegle, the environmental campaigner and author of Turning The Tide on Plastic, Mary will tell all about her journey, how the agents of change in the battle for climate justice at grassroots level are women, many of them mothers and grandmothers like herself. From Sharon Hanshaw, the Mississippi matriarch whose campaign began in her East Biloxi hair salon and culminated in her speaking at the United Nations, to Constance Okollet, a small farmer who transformed the fortunes of her ailing community in rural Uganda, Mary has met with ordinary people whose resilience and ingenuity has already unlocked extraordinary change.

“Praise for Mary Robinson: ‘As an advocate for the hungry and the hunted, the forgotten and the ignored, Mary Robinson has not only shone a light on human suffering, but illuminated a better future for our world” – President Barack Obama

Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson is president of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice. She served twice as the United Nations Secretary­General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change. She is the former president of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and is now a member of The Elders and the Club of Madrid. In 2009, she was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Lucy Siegle
Lucy Siegle is a writer and broadcaster, specializing in environmental and social justice issues for a non specialist audience.