Christiana Figueres on the climate emergency: ‘This is the decade and we are the generation’

"Christiana Figueres is a founder of the Global Optimism group and was head of the UN climate change convention when the Paris agreement was achieved in 2015.


Your new book is called The Future We Choose. But isn’t it too late to stop the climate crisis? We are definitely running late. We have delayed appallingly for decades. But science tells us we are still in the nick of time.


You say this decade is the most consequential in human history… This is the decade in which, contrary to everything humanity has experienced before, we have everything in our power. We have the capital, the technology, the policies. And we have the scientific knowledge to understand that we have to half our emissions by 2030."


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