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2016 Summit Conveners
Christiana Figueres
Executive Secretary, UN Framework
Convention on Climate Change

 

John Chiang
California State Treasurer

 

Janet Cowell
North Carolina State Treasurer

 

Thomas P. DiNapoli
New York State Comptroller

 

Jack Ehnes
CEO, California State Teachers’
Retirement System

 

Tim Eichenberg
New Mexico State Treasurer

 

Deborah Goldberg
Massachusetts State Treasurer

 

Mary Kay Henry
President, Service Employees
International Union

 

Nancy K. Kopp
Maryland State Treasurer

 

Donald McDonald
Chair, Institutional Investors
Group on Climate Change

 

Seth Magaziner
Rhode Island State Treasurer

 

James L. McIntire
Washington State Treasurer

 

Denise L. Nappier
Connecticut State Treasurer

Elizabeth Pearce
Vermont State Treasurer

 

Frank Pegan
Chair, Investor Group
on Climate Change

 

Anne Stausboll
CEO, California Public
Employees’ Retirement System

 

Scott Stringer
New York City Comptroller

 

Richard L. Trumka
President, AFL-CIO

 

Betty Yee
California State Controller
 
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Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2010, and reappointed for a second three year term in July 2013.
Christiana Figueres

Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Christiana Figueres was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2010, and was reappointed for a second three year term in July 2013.

Ms. Figueres has been involved in climate change negotiations since 1995. Initially a member of the Costa Rican negotiating team, she was also a member of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism, and Vice President of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties in 2008-2009.

In 1995 she founded the Centre for Sustainable Development of the Americas (CSDA), a non-profit think tank for climate change policy and capacity-building which she directed until 2003. Before that, she served as Director of the Technical Secretariat, Renewable Energy in the Americas (REIA).

Ms. Figueres began her life of public service at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Germany in 1982. She also served as Director of International Cooperation in the Ministry of Planning in Costa Rica (1987-1988), and was Chief of Staff to the Minister of Agriculture (1988-90).

Ms. Figueres has served on many boards of non-governmental organizations involved in climate change issues. She is a widely published author on the design of climate solutions, has been a frequent adviser to the private sector and lecturers at many universities and colleges.

Ms. Figueres holds a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from the London School of Economics, a certificate in Organizational Development from Georgetown University and an honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Massachusetts. She was born in San José, Costa Rica in 1956 and has two daughters.