FORMER Irish President Mary Robinson is to address university students and staff on climate justice.

Dr Robinson will be at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on Wednesday, February 14, to speak at an event that will also be live streamed to Trinity College, Dublin.

Climate justice highlights that the world's most developed nations have a moral responsibility to help those less well developed nations that are experiencing the worst effects of the changing world climate, such as increasing numbers of famines and floods.

Professor Tahseen Jafry, Director of GCU's Centre for Climate Justice, believes Dr Robinson's visit to GCU will have a positive impact on students and staff alike.

She said: "Dr Robinson wants to engage with students and inspire them to talk about climate justice.

"This lecture will build on her drive to promote the transformative power of education.

"She is a thought leader and world-renowned for her knowledge and insight about the injustices caused by climate change.

"By raising the profile of those who suffer the most, we show influencers where they need to divert their energy. This is our role as the University for the Common Good.

"We are here to address societal needs."

A GCU Honorary Graduate and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Dr Mary Robinson, through her Foundation, has supported GCU's Centre for Climate Justice since its inception in 2013.