Mary Robinson on Church role in combatting climate change
At the COP23 climate conference, taking place in the German city of Bonn, leaders from almost 200 countries are working on a detailed ‘rule book’ to try and help implement the landmark Paris agreement.
The November 6th to 17th talks are the first since U.S. President Donald Trump announced he plans to pull out of the 2015 Paris accord and promote American coal and oil industries instead. The conference is being organised by Fiji, one of the many Pacific island nations most directly threatened by warming temperatures and changing weather patterns.
Among the global leaders attending the conference is former Irish President Mary Robinson, who also served as a U.N. special envoy on climate change and set up her own Climate Justice foundation.