Climate Consciousness Summit

Christiana Figueres
Former Executive Secretary | UN Climate Change Convention | Diplomat
Drawing a Line in the Sand – 8 Years after the Paris Agreement

Highlights from this session:

Christiana speaks with great clarity and precision, emphasising the need for a balance between outrage and optimism. She highlights both the concern about the delay in decarbonisation efforts and the lack of progress, as well as the significant progress and the importance of positive news. She also speaks to how she uses suffering as a motivator for positive action and the potential for personal action in the face of suffering.

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Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres is a Costa Rican citizen and was the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2010 - 2016. During her tenure, Ms. Figueres brought together national and sub-national governments, corporations and activists, women’s groups, scientists and spiritual communities, financial institutions and NGOs to jointly deliver the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. 

Since then Ms. Figueres has continued to foster rapid action on climate change. She is the co-author of The Future We Choose, The Stubborn Optimist's Guide to the Climate Crisis (Penguin Random House 2019) and co-host of the popular podcast Outrage and Optimism.  She sits on the Board of ACCIONA Energía. 

She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the London School of Economics and has been awarded multiple honorary doctorate degrees from academic institutions such as Yale, University of Massachusetts, Georgetown and University of Edinburgh. After decades of living and working abroad, she has moved back to her beloved Costa Rica.

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