DUBLIN, IRELAND - APRIL 16: In this handout image provided by the Dept of the Taoiseach, Former Vice President of United States of America, Al Gore (L) and Mary Robinson (R), former President of Ireland and President Mary Robinson Foundation attend the second day of the Hunger Nutrition Climate Conference at Dublin Castle on April 16, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. The conference will explore the links between climate change, hunger and poor nutrition and their impact on the world’s most vulnerable communities.
Still, they hope that (U.N. envoy) Mary Robinson's insistence on negotiations will make the government more flexible.
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