Glasgow Caledonian University’s Mary Robinson Centre for Climate Justice raises awareness of how inequalities affect the ability of the poorest and most vulnerable to adapt to climate change impacts, and works with local communities to co-produce climate knowledge and build resilience. Initially established through a partnership with the Mary Robinson Foundation, the Centre addresses the overarching objective of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to ‘Leave no one behind’.
The Centre seeks to deliver pragmatic and lasting outcomes, improving the wellbeing of society, enhancing people’s rights and promoting a climate-just world. The Centre is home to the globally unique MSc Climate Justice and Climate Justice Doctoral Training Programme. Through its tailored educational offerings, its students and graduates embody a new cadre of climate-justice leaders locally and globally.
The Centre has been commended for a recent research project which investigated the impacts of climate change on gender-based violence and mental health. The project put the spotlight on the lived experiences of rural women in Malawi, and delivered evidence directly to policy-makers to inform future policy at the national level that would help address a growing mental health and gender-based violence crisis in the studied areas.
The Mary Robinson Centre for Climate Justice is aligned to the following SDGs:
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