Christiana Figueres quotes

  • Quite frankly, there is no answer to climate change without substantially, dramatically, increasing the amount of renewable energy in the global energy system.
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Energy #Climate #Answers

  • This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution. That will not happen overnight and it will not happen at a single conference on climate change, be it COP 15, 21, 40 - you choose the number. It just does not occur like that. It is a process, because of the depth of the transformation.
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Years #Numbers #Development

  • We cannot ask others to do what we have not done ourselves.
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Done

  • We will move to a low-carbon world because nature will force us, or because policy will guide us. If we wait until nature forces us, the cost will be astronomical.
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Nature #Moving #Waiting

  • The record-breaking extreme weather events causing chaos across the globe should be a wake-up call. The transition to a low-carbon economy will be much more painful if we wait until there is a climate crisis before recognising that more than half of the world's fossil fuel reserves will have to remain in the ground.
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Business #Weather #Waiting

  • This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history.
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Firsts #Tasks #Development

  • We are just about to cross the 400 parts per million threshold.
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Climate Change #Crosses #Threshold

  • It is critical that the world captures every last bit of energy efficiency, if we are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep below dangerous rises in temperature. I am pleased that this important new study shows how information and communication technology can play an essential role in saving energy. Now we need more and effective government policies that reward such action and penalize delayed responses.
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Communication #Technology #Play

  • Second, I believe in human ingenuity – that when we decide on a task to be done, no matter how daunting it may seem at the beginning, we are able to unleash human ingenuity and human innovative capacity that was unknown, and takes us to a solution.
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Believe #Matter #Able

  • DEMAND, PURCHASE & USE LOW CARBON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. MAKE LOW CARBON SEXY!
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Sexy #Use #Demand

  • I still do not understand why we don't have people on the streets every single day raising their voices for climate.
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Voice #People #Climate

  • We have already used more than half of that budget. This means that three quarters of the fossil fuel reserves need to stay in the ground, and the fossil fuels we do use must be utilized sparingly and responsibly.
    -- Christiana Figueres

    #Mean #Three #Needs

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