Prior to the presentation of the fifth annual Charleston John Maynard Keynes Prize, Mary Robinson will deliver a talk titled ‘The Challenge of Climate Justice’. Mary Robinson served twice as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change. She is the former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights. She is now President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy in the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impact of climate change who are usually forgotten – the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world.
The Prize recognises an outstanding individual contribution to society in the spirit of John Maynard Keynes’ work and legacy. The winner exemplifies one or more of Keynes’ great achievements: outstanding gifts used in the service of humanity, original thinking to solve global challenges, a talent for communicating complex ideas and an ability to bridge the divide between the arts and social sciences.
The panel of advisors comprises: Dame Liz Forgan (Chair); Professor Simon Keynes; Anne Morrison; Professor Michael Proctor and Lord Robert Skidelsky.
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