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The Case for Intersectional Climate Justice – Earth Day Blog for The Elders with Mary Robinson

[Originally published for The Elders on Earth Day] Introduction by Mary Robinson “I have met Theo on a couple of occasions, he is as engaging and articulate in person as he is in this blog written for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Theo once told me that he became…

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If You Only Read One Article About Climate, Make Sure It’s This One

Every single day there are countless articles, reports and speeches being given on the climate crisis. Keeping up to date with climate policy developments, the latest scientific news and the overarching global conversation can be challenging at the best of times. The times we find ourselves in now, of course,…

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Climate Election: Why the 2020 Irish General Election Must be About Climate

Originally written on the 15th of January “A future to Look Forward to”. Fine Gael’s 2020 election slogan made me rub my eyes in disbelief. Did Leo decide to wake up? Have Fine Gael adopted policies in line with IPCC science? Of course not. Fine Gael have entirely forgotten the…

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Final Thoughts on COP25

Last month, I moved through the same halls of power that world leaders are accustomed to walking through. I brushed shoulders with the likes of Frans Timmermans and Pedro Sanchez and I witnessed more free alcohol being handed out than anywhere else previously in my life. As a 17 year…

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My Speech from the UNICEF Event @ COP25

Here is the speech that I gave the UNICEF ‘We Dare!’ high level event which was held during the COP25 in Madrid.  The event was being used to launch a declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action, specifically focused on the rights of the child to a livable planet.  Michelle…

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