Christiana Figueres is renowned for having delivered the seemingly impossible. During her tenure as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010-2016, she brought together national and sub-national governments, corporations, activists, financial institutions, communities of faith, think tanks, and technology providers to jointly deliver the unprecedented, historic Paris climate change agreement. Susan Bauer-Wu, Mind & Life president, will converse with Christiana about her work, her stubborn optimism, her grounding in contemplative wisdom, and the motivation behind her persistent drive to make the world a better place for present and future generations. This video was recorded during the Mind & Life Institute’s Summer Research Institute 2021 on June 6, 2021.
Global Climate Leader
Christiana Figueres is a Costa Rican citizen and an internationally recognized leader on climate change. She was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from … MORE
President, Mind & Life Institute
Susan Bauer-Wu has served as President of the Mind & Life Institute since 2015. Throughout her career, she has held leadership, academic, and clinical positions in nonprofits, health care, and … MORE