TED Talks Sustainability: Christiana Figueres – The Inside Story of the Paris Climate Agreement
Nothing inspires us like a good TED talk, and here’s one of our favorites. Enjoy it!
About the speaker: Christiana Figueres is the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). She led the December 2015 climate talks in Paris, bringing 195 global leaders to make steps toward slowing climate change.
About the talk: Christiana Figueres talks about her work in bringing the leaders of 195 countries together – and to agree – on steps to slow climate change. Starting from a place of skepticism, not believing that she could even accomplish bringing the leaders together, much less coming to an agreement.
Don't forget to check out an opposing view - Paris climate agreement called "a fraud" by a climate activist and former NASA scientist during the GreenBiz 2016 conference.
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