Christiana Figueres

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European Practitioner Achievement Award in Applying Environmental Economics, 2016

Christiana FigueresMs Christiana Figueres is the winner of the EAERE European Practitioner Achievement Award in Applying Environmental Economics 2016. EAERE has conferred this Award to Ms Figueres in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the comprehensive preparation and the successful completion of the Paris Climate Agreement at the COP 21, bringing all nations into a common cause to combat climate change, based on their historic, current and future responsibilities.

Christiana Figueres is the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany, since 2010. She played a pivotal role in successfully reframing international climate negotiations and guiding the process towards the agreement at COP 21. She holds a master’s degree of the London School of Economics and has worked extensively with the private sector. She has been a UN negotiator since 1995 and achieved developing country support and approval of the Kyoto Protocol and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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