"COP19 is a pivotal moment to both step up and showcase climate action" - Christiana Figueres in live chat
- 07 November 2013
On Thursday, November 7, in partnership with the UN @GlobalCompact, we hosted a live Q&A with Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC, to talk about the urgent need for business action at next week's COP19--and in the wider challenge of combating climate change.
To drive the conversation straight onto the theme of the role of business at COP19 and beyond, firstly we asked Christiana Figueres:
In her response, she covered several important points around her expectations and hopes for next week's COP19 in Warsaw. She also mentioned the UN's Caring for Climate Business Forum which takes place on the sidelines of COP from November 19-20.
Gvt’s above all need to make progress on #climatefinance, &Loss & Damage + progress on 2015 universal climate agreement #COP19#C4CBiz— Christiana Figueres (@CFigueres) November 7, 2013
Then she began to answer questions from the public, who put forward their questions under the general theme of raising ambition on climate action across the spectrum. Thank you to everyone who participated!
.@christineottery Coal must immediately reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Otherwise we cannot stay below max 2 degrees Celsius rise— Christiana Figueres (@CFigueres) November 7, 2013
To follow our activities at next week's COP19, keep an eye on our @ClimateGroup and @DamianTCG Twitter accounts. We'll also be providing weekly daily reports from the climate talks on our website's news feed.