Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland: Toward A Sustainable Planet


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Show #217| Guest:Mary Robinson | Show Summary: Holding the arm of her first grandchild, something occurred to Mary Robinson. Before his fiftieth birthday, nine billion people would share the planet with him. What kind of planet would it be?
In an instant, the faceless, shadowy menace of climate change became real. One of the most important voices on the International stage, Mary Robinson -- the former president of Ireland and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights -- bound herself to a single mission: to leave her grandson the best possible world.
Her work has been transformative. She founded the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice. She served in two capacities as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change. She continues today to be one of the most dynamic climate activists in the world. From Mongolia to East Biloxi, Robinson’s work has touched lives the world over, reifying the countless local and international efforts for green, sustainable energy and combatting the tangled, nefarious web of hazards to our planet's future.
Mary Robinson sits down with Angie Coiro for a special hour of In Deep.

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