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

Author:   Mary Robinson
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing
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9781635575927


Pages:   176
Publication Date:   10 December 2019
Format:   Paperback
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As advocate for the forgotten and the ignored, Mary Robinson has not only shone a light on human suffering, but illuminated a better future for our world. -Barack Obama The antidote for your climate change paralysis. -Sierra Insightful and optimistic. -The Guardian Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson's mission to bring together the fight against climate change and the global struggle for human rights has taken her all over the world. It also brought her to a heartening revelation: that that an irrepressible driving force in the battle for climate justice could be found at the grassroots level, mainly among women, many of them mothers and grandmothers like herself. Robinson met with ordinary people whose resilience and ingenuity had already unlocked extraordinary change: from a Mississippi matriarch whose campaign began in her East Biloxi hair salon and culminated in her speaking at the United Nations, to a farmer who transformed the fortunes of her ailing community in rural Uganda. In Climate Justice, she shares their stories, and many more. Powerful and deeply humane, this uplifting book is a stirring manifesto on one of the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time, and a lucid, affirmative, and well-argued case for hope.

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Author:   Mary Robinson
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 13.70cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 20.80cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9781635575927


ISBN 10:   1635575923
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   10 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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[Robinson] uses her powerful platform to highlight the work of mostly female climate activists in frontline communities that are already reeling from the effects of climate change . . . Written in a post-Trump world, Climate Justice burns with urgency. --Sierra Robinson illustrates the day-to-day impacts of climate change on those around the world, making the threat more real, more pressing, and, ultimately, more frightening . . . Climate Justice is a compelling, easy read that should persuade people to take personal responsibility for the problem --Ms. Magazine Robinson's lucid, direct style works because it gives a voice to those who have taken it upon themselves to tackle Earth's most pressing problems. The book's central message is a mantra worth repeating: individual local action can grow into a global idea, producing positive change. --The Guardian Exceptionally informative and impressively organized and presented, 'Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future' is an erudite and documented manifesto with respect to a critically important and universal humanitarian issue. --Midwest Book Review Robinson makes a powerful and compelling case that the climate crisis is a crisis of humanity, requiring far more than mitigation and adaptation, but a renewed sense of shared destiny. Simply put, climate action must work for the good of all, or it won't work for anyone. --Richard Branson As advocate for the forgotten and the ignored, Mary Robinson has not only shone a light on human suffering, but illuminated a better future for our world. --Barack Obama Robinson's humility and compassion resonates through her story-telling. [Her] stories provide a window into our own future. --Irish Times Addressing climate phenomena is the way to ensure justice for humanity. Mary Robinson, as UN Special Envoy on climate change & as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been a global champion to bring justice for all. Her book inspires & guides us on what to do to protect humanity & our only world. --Ban Ki-moon, 8th UN Secretary General, Member of the Elders Sustainable development is at the heart of climate justice--protecting the planet, now and for generations to come. The stories in this book reveal the lived experience of people doing just that, adapting and strengthening their resilience in the face of climate change. They are courageous men and women whose lessons we all should heed. --Gro Harlem Brundtland Robinson puts a human face on this politically charged issue, adding to the climate change conversation. Highly recommended. --Starred review, Library Journal This is a book about people: farmers and activists in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, people whose livelihood is ruined by climate change and climate injustice. Yet it is also a celebration of their fight back. I was moved by Mary Robinson's account of amazing women leading the fight for their communities. --Mo Ibrahim Robinson and Palmer highlight inspiring stories of ordinary people who are making a difference for the environment-especially women who have become 'agents of change.' --Foreword Reviews Mary Robinson brings the power of the voice of those heavily affected by climate change--particularly women--to the center of the consciousness of decision makers to propel collective action. --Graca Machel Robinson is uniquely qualified to write about the international fight for climate-change justice . . . A surefire winner. --Booklist Giving voice to the previously voiceless, providing seats at the table not only for the powerful who are proceeding heedlessly, but for those who have been suffering devastating consequences . . . Hopeful and optimistic . . . [Robinson] tells engaging stories of extraordinary accomplishments by ordinary people. --Kirkus Reviews


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Mary Robinson is president of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice. She served in two capacities as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Climate Change. She is the former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and is now Chair of the Elders and a member of the Club of Madrid. In 2009, she was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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