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Impossible isn’t a fact; it’s an attitude: Christiana Figueres at TED2016

Impossible isn’t a fact; it’s an attitude: Christiana Figueres at TED2016

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In 2009, six months after a spectacularly failed climate change summit in Copenhagen, Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres was appointed executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Her job: Leading the next round of international climate change negotiations. At that time, no one believed that we could ever get a global climate change agreement. “In fact,” Figueres says, []