Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres is a world authority on global climate change and was the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC from 2010-2016. Ms. Figueres is currently Vice-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, ClimateWorks Board Member, World Bank Climate Leader and Mission2020 Convenor.

In her words...
I am Costa Rican, mother of two fantastic daughters, and a climate change advocate.

I laugh often and think of myself as a stubbornly optimistic individual. My life motto is:  “Impossible is not a fact, it is an attitude-  only an attitude.”

I am committed to environmental and sustainable development because of the impact on the most vulnerable populations of the world, who are the least responsible and the most deeply affected.

My idea of a perfect day is to start with a run and finish off with a dance, with plenty of PG Tips tea in between.