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Christiana Figueres to Receive 2018 Women In Green Forum Trailblazer Award and Care2 Impact Award
The Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be Honored at the Annual Forum in Los Angeles
"We are honored to present Christiana Figueres with the Care2 Impact Award," said Marlin Miller, Chief Operating Officer of Care2. "Her legacy of global leadership on the issue of climate change is unparalleled. She is a powerful force for environmental progress and has done incredible work to foster international cooperation on climate change."
"I am delighted to be part of the line of Women In Green Forum Trailblazer Award and Care2 Impact Award recipients,"
Ms. Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on global climate change. She was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010-2016. While in this position, she directed the successful Conferences of the Parties in Cancun 2010, Durban 2011, Doha 2012, Warsaw 2013, and Lima 2014. Her efforts culminated in the historical Paris Agreement of 2015. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Figueres brought together national and sub national governments, corporations, activists, financial institutions, communities of faith, think tanks, technology providers, NGOs, and parliamentarians to jointly deliver the unprecedented climate change agreement. For this achievement, Ms. Figueres has been credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy.
She is currently the convener of Mission 2020 (http://www.mission2020.global/
"It is a high honor to present the 2018 Trailblazer Award to Christiana Figueres for her leadership in international diplomacy around the issue of climate change," said Jaime Nack, Founder of the Women In Green Forum. "Her self-described 'stubborn optimism' about environmental issues has helped bring the world together to combat climate change and has cemented her legacy as one of the most effective advocates for the planet."
The 9th Annual Women in Green Forum will feature a blend of interactive sessions, spotlight presentations, and clean technology demonstrations. Throughout the day, attendees will hear from the industry's leading experts on how our cities, companies, and the planet as a whole will be reshaped by new technologies ranging from blockchain to satellite imaging to automated workforces.
About The Women In Green Forum
The Women In Green Forum, produced by Three Squares Inc., is the premier conference for professionals from all sectors of the environmental industry to discuss the latest sustainability innovations, develop powerful professional networks, and build upon each other's successes. The Forum is the largest international conference for women in environmental careers.
For more information on the Women in Green Forum and to view a complete agenda, please visit http://www.womeningreenforum.com.
Care2 is a network of nearly 50 million people around the globe, dedicated to building a better world. People, nonprofits, and mission-based brands are making world-changing impact with Care2, helping individuals, animals, and the environment. A pioneer of online advocacy since 1998, Care2 is a social enterprise, using the power of business as a force for good.
For more information about Care2, please visit: http://www.Care2.com.