Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres
March 28, 2016 admin
Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres delivers a speech during the opening of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21 / CMP11), also known as “Paris 2015? on November 30, 2015 at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of the French capital Paris, where 150 world leaders are meeting under heightened security. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY / AFP / BERTRAND GUAY

Christiana Figueres is passionate about fighting climate change. As the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, she emerged from the Climate Change talks or COP21 in Paris this past December feeling optimistic, and said : “One planet, one chance to get it right and we did it in Paris. We have made history together. It is an agreement of conviction. It is an agreement of solidarity with the most vulnerable. It is an agreement of long-term vision, for we have to turn this agreement into an engine of safe growth. Successive generations will, I am sure, mark the 12th of December 2015 as a date when cooperation, vision, responsibility, a shared humanity and a care for our world took center stage.”

Christiana feels that this whole climate thing is a very interesting learning ground for humanity. Being an anthropologist, she looks at the history of mankind, and that where we are now is that we see that nations are interlinked, inextricably, and that what one does has an impact on the others.

Resource: The New Yorker Magazine.