Mary Robinson



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Looks like the foundation is winding down after playing a "key" role in shuffling papers and reports around the world.

Did we sub this?

The notion that we irish should pay 3rd world dictators for polluting the world, and taking all their spare people, wasn't ever going to get a single vote anywhere.


In January 2018 the Board of Trustees of the Foundation announced their decision to scale back activities at the end of 2018 and undertake a planned closedown of operations, to be completed by March 2019.

The Board made this decision knowing that as a direct result of the Foundation’s activities since 2010 climate justice has gone from being effectively a taboo topic to being an approach to climate decision-making and action that is people-centered, rights-informed and fair. Climate justice is supported as a concept by a growing academic literature and in practice by new funding streams from governments and philanthropy. It is now a concept and language that different actors in the world of development, climate change and human rights coalesce around to find commonalities rather than differences.

The Foundation is grateful to all the people and organisations who have supported its work to advance climate justice. Without this broad coalition the Foundation would not have been able to play a key part in realising ten binding decisions or resolutions at the United Nations level that reflect principles of climate justice.


Well Mary's Climate protection thrust was good. Along with all the other societies: The Greens, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, all played and are playing a part. And we musn't forget the Scandinavian teenage girl Gretta who managed to galvanize the press.

It's not that the Powers-that-be did not know of the dangers to the climate, I can recall way back in the late 80's, early nineties that on the BBC there was a moderator called James Burke who put the whole thing of carbon footprint in a nutshell.
But do a flashback to the 70's. The first signs of the Ozone Hole deteriorating began to filter through in the media. Big business, especially the DuPont company put up a strident resistance to any regulation or interference but as the evidence kept accumulating of the Ozone Hole's expansion things began to heat up. Then Reagan got into power and he stonewalled against any government regulation. Finally once he was gone people and nations got serious about cleaning it all up. The world was lucky. There was enough time available to change course.
Now fast-forward to this new millennium 2019 and a population of nearly 8 Billion and the evidence of man-made Global Climatic change mounting. The argument of climate change is still raging. The evidence is unmistakable that it's getting chaotic. Rasher may bring up arguments and observations that it might be getting colder, but I think the time for arguing is over. The argument may now be do we have enough time to retool and what will the cost be.
... and what will the costs of keeping on down the fossil-fuel-burning route be :(

What a diversion/ distraction...
Suffice to say that Mary is probably passed the sell-by date now. She did a good job standing up to the anti contraceptive Catholic establishment in her time as Labour Senator TD. This Latifa thing? She was played for a sucker and big-time. the fact that she hasn't come out and admitted it shows that she's ripe for retirement.
 
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What a diversion/ distraction...
Suffice to say that Mary is probably passed the sell-by date now. She did a good job standing up to the anti contraceptive Catholic establishment in her time as Labour Senator TD. This Latifa thing? She was played for a sucker and big-time. the fact that she hasn't come out and admitted it shows that she's ripe for retirement.

Yep. Many board members were "former..."

Robbo did do us all good until about 1999. Of the generation that believes that headlines make all the differ.

Probably meant well with latifa but the Gulf is full of control freaks.
 


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