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Ireland’s Former President Is Creating ‘A Feminist Solution Against Climate Change’

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Ireland’s former president created “a feminist solution against climate change” through a new podcast series that debuted Monday.

Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and the current UN high commissioner, started the Mothers of Invention to discuss the work of climate change activists at a grassroots level, according to The Guardian Tuesday.

Robinson is teaming up with Irish comedian Maeve Higgins to present climate change advocacy in a comedic and entertaining way. (RELATED: Author Of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Thinks Women Will Be Most Affected By Global Warming)

“Climate change is a manmade problem that requires a feminist solution,” Robinson said, according to The Guardian. “What we are hoping to do is create a movement. Climate change is not gender-neutral – it affects women far more. So this is not about climate change, it is about climate justice.” (RELATED: Science Journalist Considered Not Having Children Due To Climate Change)

“It will be happening in an unstructured way, which is all the better, because we are not prescribing what a feminist solution should look like, we are listening – we want women to tell us what they want. That to me is more interesting,” Robinson added.

Robinson also founded the charity The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice with a focus on education and advocacy about the burdens of how climate change affects the most marginalized people around the world.

The podcast series will also discuss colonialism, racism, social justice, poverty in their relation to feminism and climate change. The series will run from July 23. to Sept. 17., according to the press release.

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