Christiana Figueres
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Christiana Figueres is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change secretariat and, as part of her role, is responsible for driving forwards the annual UN climate change conferences intended to broker international consensus on limiting climate change.

She is particularly concerned with the human impacts of climate change and is committed to inspiring action by highlighting the positive initiatives that are already being undertaken around the world to mitigate or adapt to climate change. Many of the most promising schemes are highlighted by an annual Momentum for Change 'Lighthouse Activities' initiative that shines the light on real, successful projects whether undertaken by social entrepreneurs, organised communities, governments, development agencies or the private sector.

She intends to use this blog to discuss the climate change challenges people around the world are already facing and to highlight the important work that is already underway to help inspire action.

Entries by Christiana Figueres

Shining a Light on Transformational Climate Action in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2014 | (15:03)

The Guangzhou bus rapid transit system in China,
one of the largest integrated bus rapid transit systems in the world

One of the questions I struggle with on a daily basis as Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC is this: how...

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Why Davos Has Left Me With the Feeling That 2014 Is the Year the World Can and Must Rise to the Climate Challenge

(1) Comments | Posted 27 January 2014 | (16:24)

The mood, ambition and announcements at the World Economic Forum in Davos has left me feeling more energized and confident than ever that 2014 will be the year when the world can and must come together to meet the growing challenge of climate change and seize the opportunities manifest in...

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Why COP 19 Rocked

(0) Comments | Posted 12 December 2013 | (08:13)

Present global ambition to fight climate change is thoroughly insufficient and much remains to be done. However, the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw (COP 19) was a meeting that broke new ground, and we should not lose sight of what this meeting helped demonstrate to negotiators and the world....

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Momentum for Change: How a Groundswell for Climate Action Is Building

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2013 | (08:38)

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the world designed to address climate change.

They are driven by thousands of people, often in partnership with business, governments and industry, to provide climate change solutions for their cities and...

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