Christiana Figueres - United Nations

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Coal is to be thanked for all of its hard work and it now deserves to be retired. It is of retirement age and needs to be put in the retirement home.feedback
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Nov 10 2017
Christiana Figueres has been quoted 25 times. The one recent article where Christiana Figueres has been quoted is The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'. Most recently, Christiana Figueres was quoted as having said, “The important thing is to reach a healthy balance where we recognise that we are seriously challenged, because we really have only three years left to reach the tipping point. But at the same time, the fact is we are already seeing many, many positive trends.”.
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Jun 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

The real economy both in the US and internationally must and will continue its decarbonization trend, pulled much more strongly by market forces than held back by politics. States, cities, corporations, investors have been moving in this direction for several years and the dropping prices of renewables versus high cost of health impacts from fossil fuels, guarantees the continuation of the transition.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

For months we have been witnessing a vacuous political melodrama surrounding the US exit from the Paris agreement. The fact is that the US government has no legal basis to withdraw from the agreement until 5 November 2019.feedback

Mar 28 2017

I don't know anyone who wants to breathe dirty air, who wants to worry about their water source, or who wants to leave a dangerous world to their children. And because we are all united by these common desires, I am optimistic that Paris will endure, with world leadership remaining resilient in its commitments to Paris.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Carbon

I don't think it's wishful thinking. I think it's visionary thinking.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Carbon

The carbon law for keeping us on track with Paris – something we can all follow – is such a valuable contribution at this critical time.feedback

Jan 18 2017 - Carbon

I see very much a bottom up approach to carbon pricing.feedback

Oct 24 2016

Pope Francis is personally committed to this [climate] issue like no other pope before him. The encyclical will have a major impact.feedback

May 25 2016

As we all know, Donald Trump relishes making very dramatic statements on many issues, so it is not surprising, but it is highly unlikely that that would be possible. An agreement that has been adopted by 195 countries would require 195 countries to agree to any new negotiation.feedback

Apr 12 2016 - Climate change

The quality of investment today equals the quality of energy tomorrow - equals the quality of life forever.feedback

Apr 12 2016

It does us no good to keep 50 percent of the skills, 50 percent of the human potential, in a closet.feedback

Feb 13 2015

The text has grown, so yes that makes June, which is the next time that they will get together, a little bit more difficult, but it does have the huge value that it is recognised as a formal negotiating text and that all parties will be eager to engage with that text.feedback

Nov 23 2013

It is imperative that every single one of these climate talks, of which we have one a year, is a very firm step forward in the right direction and we have been doing that over the past few years.feedback

Dec 03 2011

We expect an agreement around what the contours of a second commitment period can be, together with the initiation of a process towards a broader mitigation framework.feedback

Apr 05 2011

In organising the work, care needs to be taken that the Cancun mandates are fulfilled within the agreed timelines, and that the less developed elements can catch up.feedback

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