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You are cordially invited to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre's 10th Anniversary Mary Robinson Speaker Series on Business & Human Rights “Turning up the heat: Solutions from indigenous peoples and progressive business to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy"
A rapid and yet rights-respecting transition to a low-carbon economy is a global human rights imperative. Around the world, cities and communities are already grappling with the land, waters, and livelihoods challenges of climate change. At the same time, stakeholders need to do more to ensure that the growth of the renewable energy sector doesn’t further undermine the rights of the most vulnerable, who already face the biggest impacts of climate change. Indigenous peoples are at the forefront of this global movement, both in facing the effects of extreme climate change and in proposing innovative solutions. For this 10th anniversary Mary Robinson Speaker Series event, we will welcome a panel of indigenous leaders, business representatives, investors, and civil society for a robust discussion on how these groups could work together to tackle this pressing global challenge.
Introduction by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Chair of The Elders. With keynote speaker Ikal Angelei, Director of Friends of Lake Turkana in Kenya, which she co-founded in 2008, and Goldman Enviornmental Prize Recipient.The keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion led by Mary Robinson. Panelists will be announced soon.
We hope you can make it! - The Global Team at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre