February 19, 2016

STATEMENT FROM DAN LASHOF ON UN CLIMATE CHIEF CHRISTIANA FIGUERES’ DECISION TO STEP DOWN IN JULY

Below is a statement from NextGen Climate America COO Dan Lashof on Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres’ decision to step down at the end of her term:

“Christiana Figueres is a climate hero. Overcoming many obstacles, she shepherded the crucial Paris climate talks to a successful conclusion. She recognized that success in Paris could not be achieved by negotiations among diplomats alone—broadening the effort to include businesses, social activists, local governments, and others representing the diversity of the international community working to solve climate change. Ms. Figueres’s vision was critical to the progress made in Paris—and we wish her the best in the next phase of her campaign for a healthy and just future for our climate.”