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Mary Robinson: 2006 Barbara Ward Lecture on climate change and justice (Chatham House, London)

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Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, delivered the first Barbara Ward Lecture at Chatham House, London, in December 2006.

The title of the lecture was "Climate change and Justice".

The speech begins: This lecture celebrates the life and work of Barbara Ward, an eminent intellectual, moral voice, visionary, and superb communicator. By a wonderful coincidence, when earlier this year I was invited to give distinguished lectures at the University of Ghana, I noted that the first lectures ­ inaugurating the series ­ had been given by Barbara Ward almost 50 years ago. She achieved many things..."

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