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May 19, 2010

Congratulations to Christiana

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — kdorion2 @ 4:25 pm

Today we congratulate our friend, colleague and mentor Christiana Figueres, who has been selected as the new Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC. You can read the press announcements here: http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=624&ArticleID=6568&l=en

Christiana is incredibly well qualified for this position and has been thinking of the post-Kyoto agreement since 2002, when I first started working with her. Christiana is brilliant, a superior communicator and consensus builder and very hard worker. She also has the ability to see issues from many different sides- critical for success in the next global climate treaty.

A couple of months ago, when I was wondering why we sometimes choose to dedicate our lives to such difficult and challenging matters such as climate change, I thought of the people that work in the field. I recalled Christiana, who has selflessly and passionately dedicated her life to climate change. And I was happy that she was doing this, because it meant that there are people who dedicate their lives to making this a better world for us and for our children.

We wish Christiana the best of luck.

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