Kumi Naidoo

South African activist Kumi Naidoo named keynote speaker

Aug. 31, 2022

Kumi Naidoo, a South African activist, Rhodes scholar and former executive director of Greenpeace International, will deliver a keynote speech at this year’s Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit in Boulder, Colorado.

Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo is a South African-born human rights and climate activist.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

How a human rights approach to climate change can spark real change

On Dec. 7, 2005, Canadian-born mother and grandmother Sheila Watt-Cloutier filed a 163-page petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights arguing that the impacts of climate change violated the “fundamental human rights” of Indigenous Inuit people like her across the Arctic.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, global advocate for indigenous rights and health, and a leader focused on the impact of climate change on human rights, will present a keynote address at the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit.

President Mary Robinson

President Mary Robinson

One of the world’s most respected advocates for climate justice and Ireland’s first woman President, Mary Robinson leads the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education and advocacy for the poor and disempowered in the world that are disproportionately threatened by climate change.

Mary Robinson

President Mary Robinson, Keynote Speaker

Former President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders & Former UN Special Envoy on Climate Change One of the world’s most respected advocates for climate justice and Ireland’s first woman President, Mary Robinson leads the Mary Robinson Foundation —Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education and advocacy for the...

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, global advocate for indigenous rights and health, and a leader focused on the impact of climate change on human rights, will present a keynote address at the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit at the University of Colorado Boulder in December. In 2005, Watt-Cloutier launched the world's...

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Indigenous rights leader, Nobel nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier to speak at climate change summit

June 9, 2022

Global climate justice advocate Sheila Watt-Cloutier will present a keynote address at the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit. The solutions-focused inaugural event, co-hosted with United Nation Human Rights, is set for Dec. 1–4 on the CU Boulder campus.

Mary Robinson

Climate justice advocate Mary Robinson tapped for keynote at inaugural climate summit

April 21, 2022

Mary Robinson, one of the world’s most respected advocates for climate justice and the former president of Ireland, will visit campus in December to present a keynote speech at the inaugural Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit.