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Mary Robinson on how tackling climate change can have positive outcomes for justice, gender and economic development

Written by Mairi Dupar, Miren Gutierrez

'The world cannot have climate justice without first realising the injustice of climate change, and the steps needed to address the crisis. As weather shocks, such as droughts causing mass starvation or unexpected floods leading to the destruction of crops and homes, impact on the basic human rights of those affected, it is clear that the poor and vulnerable people who have done the least to cause climate change are those who suffer most from its impacts.'