Christiana Figueres

Former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Christiana Figueres is an internationally recognised leader on global climate change and a popular keynote speaker. As Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), she assumed responsibility for international climate changes negotiations that culminated in the historical Paris Agreement of 2015.

"An internationally recognised leader on the global climate change field"

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  • Climate Change
  • The Truth about Global Warming
  • Environmentalism
  • Sustainability


She presents in Spanish and English.

How she presents

Encounters with Christiana Figueres can occur in a variety of formats adapted to suit your unique requirements - from one hour keynote lecture to more interactive workshops.

Books & Media

  • Podcast: Outrage
  • The Future We Choose

In Detail

Throughout her tenure as UN Executive Secretary (2010-2016) she brought together national governments, corporations and activists, financial institutions, think tanks, technology providers, NGOs and parliamentarians, to jointly deliver the unprecedented climate change agreement. She slowly built consensus through successful Conferences of the Parties in Cancun 2011, Durban 2011, Doha 2012, Warsaw 2013, and Lima 2014. The brand of collaborative diplomacy she forged during years culminated in the 2015's Paris Agreement, which committed 186 countries to limiting the global increase in average temperature to 1.5°C. Today she is the co-founder of Global Optimism, a purpose driven enterprise focused on social and environmental change.


Ms Figueres talks about the risks posed by global climate change and the opportunities that are available to investors, companies and countries in investing in a low carbon future. In her highly informative presentations, she systematically examines today's most important global crises issues and offers sustainable solutions.



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