Christiana Figueres, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Urges Cancun Attendees to Be Creative, Seek Compromise and Cooperation

E. Lynn Grayson   By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block

Executive Director of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, opened the conference saying "You are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools." Referring to the need to curb global warming, Ms. Figueres told delegates "Looking at what you have achieved over the past months, I am convinced that you can compromise to find a way to a concrete outcome in Cancun, and that outcome needs to be both firm and dependable and have a dedicated follow-on process for future work."

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