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Expert on Global Climate Change; Former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

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 Christiana Figueres Biography

Christiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on global climate change. She was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010 to 2016.

With a long and distinguished career in the field, Figueres was a member of the Costa Rican climate change negotiating team from 1995 to 2009. She represented Latin America and the Caribbean on the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism in 2007 and was then elected Vice President of the Bureau, serving from 2008 to 2009. She conceived the new financial instrument "programmatic CDM" with four groundbreaking publications that marked global thinking on this novel concept.

Figueres initiated her life of public service as Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Bonn, Germany in 1982. She served as Director of International Cooperation in the Ministry of Planning in Costa Rica and was then named Chief of Staff to the Minister of Agriculture. Moving to the USA, she was Director of Renewable Energy in the Americas (REIA) and in 1995 founded the non-profit Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas (CSDA) which she directed for eight years. She designed and helped to establish national climate change programs in Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic, becoming a prime promoter of Latin America's active participation in the Climate Change Convention. She served as a high-level advisor to both governments and private companies, including Endesa Latinoamérica. In 2001 she received the Hero for the Planet Award from the National Geographic Magazine.

Figueres has made important contributions to the analytic literature on the design of the climate regime, is one of the most widely published authors on the topic, and a frequent public speaker.

She has a Masters Degree in Anthropology from the London School of Economics, and a certificate in Organizational Development from Georgetown University.

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Christiana Figueres

Expert on Global Climate Change; Former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Christiana Figueres Biography

Christiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on global climate change. She was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010 to 2016.

With a long and distinguished career in the field, Figueres was a member of the Costa Rican climate change negotiating team from 1995 to 2009. She represented Latin America and the Caribbean on the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism in 2007 and was then elected Vice President of the Bureau, serving from 2008 to 2009. She conceived the new financial instrument "programmatic CDM" with four groundbreaking publications that marked global thinking on this novel concept.

Figueres initiated her life of public service as Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Bonn, Germany in 1982. She served as Director of International Cooperation in the Ministry of Planning in Costa Rica and was then named Chief of Staff to the Minister of Agriculture. Moving to the USA, she was Director of Renewable Energy in the Americas (REIA) and in 1995 founded the non-profit Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas (CSDA) which she directed for eight years. She designed and helped to establish national climate change programs in Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic, becoming a prime promoter of Latin America's active participation in the Climate Change Convention. She served as a high-level advisor to both governments and private companies, including Endesa Latinoamérica. In 2001 she received the Hero for the Planet Award from the National Geographic Magazine.

Figueres has made important contributions to the analytic literature on the design of the climate regime, is one of the most widely published authors on the topic, and a frequent public speaker.

She has a Masters Degree in Anthropology from the London School of Economics, and a certificate in Organizational Development from Georgetown University.

Christiana Figueres Videos

  • How we can turn the tide on climate | Christiana Figueres
    Witness the unveiling of Countdown, a major global campaign to cut greenhouse gas emissions. TED has partnered with scientists, policy makers,...
  • The inside story of the Paris climate agreement | Christiana Figueres
    What would you do if your job was to save the planet? When Christiana Figueres was tapped by the UN to lead the Paris climate conference (COP 21) in...
  • COP19: Christiana Figueres on climate & coal summit
    COP19 (15/11/2013) - UN climate chief responds to critics who say she should not attend a World Coal meeting during the Warsaw

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  • How to book Christiana Figueres?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Christiana Figueres for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Christiana Figueres, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Christiana Figueres or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Christiana Figueres?

    Booking fees for Christiana Figueres, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Christiana Figueres, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Christiana Figueres?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Christiana Figueres for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christiana Figueres for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Christiana Figueres or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Christiana Figueres or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Christiana Figueres is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Christiana Figueres for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Christiana Figueres generally travels from Germany and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Van Jones, Kate Brandt, Mario J. Molina, Mark Tercek and John Holdren. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Christiana Figueres for an upcoming event.

Christiana Figueres Speaker Videos

  • How we can turn the tide on climate | Christiana Figueres
    Witness the unveiling of Countdown, a major global campaign to cut greenhouse gas emissions. TED has partnered with scientists, policy makers, organizations, activists and more to create an...
    The inside story of the Paris climate agreement | Christiana Figueres
    What would you do if your job was to save the planet? When Christiana Figueres was tapped by the UN to lead the Paris climate conference (COP 21) in December 2015, she reacted the way many people...
  • COP19: Christiana Figueres on climate & coal summit
    COP19 (15/11/2013) - UN climate chief responds to critics who say she should not attend a World Coal meeting during the Warsaw
    Christiana Figueres - Climate Change Conference April 2013
    UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres looks ahead at what governments will be trying to achieve at the April 2013 Climate Change Conference in Bonn as they progress towards a universal...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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