Christiana Figueres is the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. She founded the non-profit Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas, and directed it for eight years (1995 – 2003). She also designed and helped to establish national climate change programs in eight Latin American countries, thereby promoting strong participation of the countries in that region in the Climate Change Convention.
Global Leadership Dialogues, Volume 1, Issue 2: “Climate Champion: Christiana Figueres.” 2014. Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Boston.