Convenor, Mission 2020; Former Executive Secretary, Framework Convention on Climate Change, United Nations
Christiana Figueres is the convenor of Mission 2020, a global effort to peak greenhouse emissions by 2020. From 2010 to 2016, she was executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, overseeing the delivery of the Paris Agreement. Figueres is currently vice chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, a World Bank Climate Leader, Conservation International Senior Fellow, The B Team Leader, and serves on boards or councils for ClimateWorks, ACCIONA, WRI, Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. She has also been director of Renewable Energy in the Americas and the Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas, which she founded.