The first official Climate Justice Dialogue will convene decision makers, civil society, private sector actors, and climate negotiators from the newly formed Association of Independent Latin American and Caribbean states (AILAC). The Dialogue will provide a space to discuss how equity can be applied in the new climate agreement building on lessons from the climate regime so far as well as other regimes (such as trade, weapons, and other environmental regimes). Participants will get a chance to discuss what climate justice means in their own country or sector as well as how to think about equity as a means to spur bolder actions.

By surfacing the current assumptions on equity and socializing new ideas, this event will aim to identify those options that operationalize equity in a way that safeguards environmental integrity, protects populations most vulnerable to climate change, aligns with the national and regional interest, and creates the basis for the widest possible cooperation among countries and among national or regional stakeholders.

Climate Justice Dialogue at the Community-Based Adaptation Conference

The Climate Justice Dialogue will also hold a session at the Seventh International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 18-25. Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and president of the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice, will participate in the Climate Justice Dialogue session and give the closing remarks for the conference.

Food, Nutrition, and Climate Justice

The Irish Government and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice will convene an international conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Climate Justice in Dublin on April 15-16, 2013, to open dialogue and debate on the linked challenges, and to encourage and inspire innovative thinking and solutions. The conference is being organized in partnership with the World Food Programme and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). It will bring together key policymakers and global thought leaders with local people and practitioners facing the realities of rising food prices, failed crops, undernutrition, and voicelessness.