Investing in a green economy

Addressing investors at an EQT event, Gro Harlem Brundtland challenges the financial sector to think and act sustainably. 

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Civil society is underappreciated as a partner in delivering justice goals

Speaking at the World Justice Forum, Hina Jilani champions civil society actors as filling the gaps in providing access to justice. But warns they need financial support, and recognition from the legal system.

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Fossil fuel extraction is a waste of resources in every sense

Mary Robinson speaks frankly at the Berlin Energy Transition dialogue on the role Germany must play in a just transition out of coal for good.

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Climate change denial is a malign evil

Mary Robinson gives the Kew International Lecture in London in March 2019.

Accepting the 2019 Kew International Medal for her work on climate justice, Mary Robinson called out fossil fuel companies for losing their social licence to operate. Inspired by the courage of civil society activists, she urged leaders and policymakers to listen to and learn from the passion of young people.

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Making the business case for access to justice

The global injustice of violence against women is estimated to cost between 1 and 4% of GDP. Hina Jilani considers the business case for access to justice. Read her keynote address to the OECD Global Policy Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice in Lisbon, Portugal on 27-28 March.

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Women in Power - the future of women’s leadership

Women leaders shine a light on Femicide in Latin America at the UN in September 2018 (UN Women/Ryan Brown)

Mary Robinson discusses the outstanding achievements of powerful women and what remains to be done to encourage the success of future female leaders at Women in Power event at the United Nations.

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The urgency of women and girls’ leadership in ensuring healthy societies and a healthy planet

Mary Robinson highlights women's achievements in transforming healthcare at the Commission on the Status of Women Side Event: Health for All Through Women's Human Rights.

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Access to Justice: closing the gap

At the launch of The Elders' new programme on Access to Justice, Mary Robinson explains why the time is right for a new push for justice for all. 

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New technology as a disruptive global force

Gro Harlem Brundtland delivers her speech at Sciences Po Youth and Leadership Summit 2019

Gro Harlem Brundtland addressed the Youth and Leaders Summit at Sciences Po on the challenges posed by new technology to healthcare, climate change and democracy.

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Putting human rights at the heart of sustainable development

Rohingya refugees in the Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar. (UN Photo/KM Asad)

Mary Robinson describes how promoting and protecting human rights and progress towards the realisation of the SDGs are interrelated and mutually reinforcing.

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