Radio 4 Interview with Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres, the diplomat who ‘knocked heads together’ to get a deal at the Paris Climate Change talks in 2015, gave a short interview on Radio 4 (08:38, 22nd April). In just a few minutes she applied what we are learning from the management of the Coronavirus crisis, to the management of the climate crisis. She covered top-down policy, bottom-up behaviour change, the issues of equity, the importance of noting but not celebrating current falls in carbon emissions, and why the vast recover programmes that will follow lockdown must take the path of decarbonisation. We’ve recently heard some of these points from others, but she brought them expertly together as only an international diplomat can - in an insightful and pragmatic way.

You can view full transcription here or listen to interview on BBC Sounds