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Climate justice : hope, resilience, and the fight for a sustainable future / Mary Robinson with CaitrĂ­ona Palmer.

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  • ISBN: 9781632869289
  • ISBN: 1632869284
  • ISBN: 9781408888469
  • ISBN: 1408888467
  • Physical Description: xii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [149]-154) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Understanding climate justice -- Learning from lived experience -- The accidental activist -- Vanishing language, vanishing lands -- A seat at the table -- Small steps towards equality -- Migrating with dignity -- Taking responsibility -- Leaving no-one behind -- Paris : the challenge of implementing.
Summary, etc.:
"An urgent call to arms by one of the most important voices in the international fight against climate change, sharing inspiring stories and offering vital lessons for the path forward." -- From book jacket.
At the birth of her first grandchild, Robinson's fight for climate change became deeply personal. Her travels led to a heartening revelation: 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. Now she presents a stirring manifesto on one of the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time, and a lucid, affirmative, and well-argued case for hope.-- adapted from jacket.
"Holding her first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would share the planet with more than nine billion people--people battling for food, water, and shelter in an increasingly volatile climate. The faceless, shadowy menace of climate change had become, in an instant, deeply personal. Mary Robinson's mission would lead her all over the world, from Malawi to Mongolia, and to a heartening revelation: 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. From Sharon Hanshaw, the Mississippi matriarch whose campaign began in her East Biloxi hair salon and culminated in her speaking at the United Nations, to Constance Okollet, a small farmer who transformed the fortunes of her ailing community in rural Uganda, Robinson met with ordinary people whose resilience and ingenuity had already unlocked extraordinary change. Powerful and deeply humane, Climate Justice 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."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Environmental justice.
Climatic changes > Social aspects.
Climatic changes > Social aspects.
Environmental justice.
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection.
SCIENCE / Environmental Science (see also Chemistry)
Genre: Nonfiction.