Member in the News: Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres Wikimedia Commons

Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, will be receiving an honorary degree from Smith College in Massachusetts. 

According to the press release, Figueres oversaw the "delivery of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change [in her role as executive secretary]. For this achievement, Figueres has been credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy and received multiple awards. Since then, Figueres has continued to accelerate the global response to climate change." She is the founder of Global Optimism Ltd., a purpose-driven enterprise focused on social and environmental change. Figueres is also a co-host of the podcast 'Outrage and Optimism' and convenor of Mission 2020, a global effort to reach a turning point on greenhouse emissions by 2020. Her first book, “The Future We Choose,” was published in February of last year.


Figueres is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.

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