(b. August 7, 1956)
Christiana Figueres is a Costa Rican diplomat and internationally recognized leader on global climate change. She served as the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010-2016. During this tenure, she forged a new form of collaborative diplomacy that culminated in the historical Paris Agreement of 2015. She is currently the convener of Mission 2020, a global initiative that seeks to ensure the world bends the curve on greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.