An interview with Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary UN Climate Change Convention. Christiana Figueres is one of the world’s leading voices on climate change. She is credited as an architect of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The Costa Rican took on the role of the UN’s top climate negotiator in 2010, and has recently co-authored new book The Future We Choose alongside Tom Rivett-Carnac, a former climate and energy policy adviser, examining our prospects in the next 10 years. In an interview with CNN , conducted ahead of International Women’s Day, Figueres discussed the reasons for optimism in the next decade – including the young women who are emerging as leaders in climate activism. Excitement Figueres told CNN: “Most of the young leaders on climate change today, those who are taking kids out to the streets, are women. That is so exciting. "Young, brilliant women that I have the huge honour to have met so many of. I’m calling them women… They’re not even 18, but they’re acting like adults – and many adults are still acting like children.” Figueres also spoke about the power of the individual in combatting climate change, whilst also translating self-interest into thinking about community-based […]

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