Robinson, a former U.N. high commissioner of human rights and author of the 2019 bestseller Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future, is credited with helping to reframe the narrative around climate change to emphasize its effects on vulnerable populations, including women, Indigenous peoples and the poor.
“Mary Robinson is a towering figure in the global campaign for human rights and has pioneered efforts to advance justice in the face of the challenges of climate change,” said S. James Anaya, a Distinguished Professor at Colorado Law and chair of the Right Here, Right Now summit steering committee. Read the full story.
We are also excited to invite photographers to submit images to the Photography 4 Humanity Global Challenge, a partnership between the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance and U.N. Human Rights. Winning images will be displayed first at CU Boulder during the inaugural summit and then at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Human Rights Day. Learn more about the competition.
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Winning image in Photography 4 Humanity called A Thirsty Earth. Taken in West Bengal, India, in March 2021, the image shows women searching for water amid severe drought. (Photo credit: Apratim Pal)
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