Friday, November 12, 2010

climate justice

"CHINA IS providing a model of how countries should foster a green economy, former Irish president Mary Robinson (who just met with Javier Solana in London) has said. Mrs Robinson cited an article in the New York Times from its columnist Tom Friedman last year who said the Chinese decision to invest in green technologies was the “21st-century equivalent of the Soviet Union’s 1957 launch of Sputnik”. China is a world leader in the manufacture of solar panels and research into carbon capture, the process of burning coal while not emitting greenhouse gases.

Mrs Robinson is returning to Ireland at the end of the year to set up the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, which is attached to Trinity College Dublin... (and The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)).

The activities of the foundation will begin in earnest in early January when UN and EU adviser on climate change Dr Tara Shine takes up her role as head of research and development....Ms Rosney said the foundation will be funded by a number of philanthropic agencies most notably the Rockefeller Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in the United States and The One Foundation in Ireland. Ms Rosney said they do not intend to employ more than five or six full-time employees, but its advisers will include former US vice-president Al Gore." LINK

Their Int. Advisory Team includes among others also:

Richard Branson, Virgin Boss, Richard also joined Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, Desmond Tutu and Peter Gabriel to announce the formation of The Elders.

Gro Harlem Brundtland, Chair of the World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission)

Richard Blum, who serves as a director on a number of boards, including Playtex Products, Glenborough Realty Trust and is Chairman of CB Richard Ellis. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the World Conference on Religion and Peace and is Founder and Chairman of the American Himalayan Foundation and is a board member of the World Wildlife Fund and the Wilderness Society.He is also a trustee and a member of the executive committee of The Carter Center, founded by former President Jimmy Carter.

Sir Gordon Richard Conway is an agricultural ecologist and Professor of International Development at the Centre for Environmental Policy of Imperial College of London.

Gordon was a pioneer of sustainable agriculture and also served as President of the Rockefeller Foundation.

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals.


Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned

stay tuned!


1 comment:

Constance Cumbey said...


It has struck me that that the current "global governance" arrangements being discussed: India, China part of G10 and voting powers on UN Security Council are very similar if not identical to what Javier Solana proposed in his Brookings Institution global governance speech on March 21, 2007. Interested in your opinions.