In episode 109 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts climate legend Christiana Figueres, head of Global Optimism and Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Doug and Christiana talk about the coronavirus and what lessons the climate movement can learn from the pandemic response; what’s next for the Paris Climate Accords; can the US jump back in after the election; Christiana’s political family history in Costa Rica and much more!
- Christiana under coronavirus lock down.
- What’s happening with the Paris climate accords...global emissions are way down due to pandemic.
- What can climate movement learn from the coronavirus response.
- Status of the United States and the Paris accords and what could happen after the Presidential election.
- Christiana discusses her new book: The Future We Choose
- Did the Paris Accords factor in adaptation?
- Christiana’s family history in Costa Rica: Her father was President who famously abolished the military; her brother was President in the 1990s.
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Father of Christna Figueres, and President of Costa Rica who abolished the military https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Figueres_Ferrer
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