Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 2019: Christiana Figueres
- Date: –17:45
- Location: Universitetsaulan
- Lecturer: Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2010 - 2016.
- Organiser: Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Uppsala University
- Contact person: Gabriella Almqvist
- Phone: 018-471 1713
The annual Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture is given in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld, and in recognition of the values that inspired him personally and as Secretary-General – compassion, humanism, and commitment to international solidarity and cooperation. This year we are honoured to have Christiana Figueres speak on ‘Hammarskjöld Today: His Legacy on Environmental Issues’.
During her tenure at the UNFCCC, Ms. Figueres brought together national and sub-national governments, corporations and activists, financial institutions and NGOs to jointly deliver the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, in which 195 sovereign nations agreed on a collaborative path forward to limit future global warming to well below 2°C, and strive for 1.5°C in order to protect the most vulnerable. For this achievement Ms. Figueres has been credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy, for which she has received multiple awards.
There is one more event about climate leadership the same day: Zennström lecture: Learning to live with a lively planet.