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Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Mary Robinson Interviewed by Nick Higham

Sunday, 31 March 2019

10:00am

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£8 - £20

Former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson makes a powerful case for justice on climate change and finds that many grassroots campaigners for climate justice are mothers and grandmothers like herself.

This event was originally scheduled for 6pm but has been changed to 10am. Tickets bought before the change remain valid. If you bought a ticket for 6pm and can no longer make the new time, email tickets@oxfordliteraryfestival.org to request a refund.

Robinson is president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on global justice for those vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. She describes how the issue became deeply personal for her when she held her first grandchild in her arms in 2003 and contemplated the uncertain world he had been born into. Her mission on climate justice has led her across the world to meet grassroots campaigners including a Mississippi matriarch whose campaign led her to speak at the United Nations and a small farmer who transformed her rural community in Uganda.

Robinson is an Irish independent politician who was the seventh President of Ireland between 1990 and 1997 and the first woman to hold the office. She has served in two capacities as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change.

Here she talks to BBC journalist Nick Higham, who was the BBC’s first ever media correspondent and, until recently, presenter of Meet the Author on the BBC news channel.

This event is part of the festival’s Irish programme.

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden