Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres on having an unconventional childhood which lead her to dedicate her life to public service, her self-healing journey to become the mother she wanted to be, and coming out stronger after going through a divorce.

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Christiana Figueres

The REC Parenting Podcast with Christiana Figueres

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In this episode of the REC Parenting podcast, Ana talks with Christiana Figures, an internationally recognised leader in climate change and a dedicated mother. Christiana shares her unconventional childhood growing up in a family devoted to public service and how that shaped her parenting style. She emphasises the importance of being intentional and present with her children, even amidst her busy career. Christiana also discusses the impact of childhood traumas and her commitment to breaking the chain of ancestral trauma for future generations. The conversation delves into her experience of divorce and how she navigated the challenges while supporting her daughters.  Christiana’s passion for fighting climate change is explored, along with her optimistic perspective on the future. Overall, this episode highlights the power of conscious decision-making in parenting and the strength that can be found in the face of adversity.

Christiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on climate change. She was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016 where she oversaw the delivery of the historic Paris Agreement. Under this Agreement, 195 governments decided on a collaborative path to limit future global warming to well below 2°C and strive for 1.5 °C in order to protect the most vulnerable in every nation. For this achievement, Christiana has received multiple awards and has been credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy. Today, she is the co-founder of Global Optimism, co-host of the podcast ‘Outrage and Optimism’ and author of the book ‘The Future We Choose’. She also sits on the board of several companies helping them reduce their carbon footprint. In this episode, she discusses her unconventional childhood, her self-healing journey to become the mother she wanted to be, and coming out stronger after going through a divorce. Enjoy the episode!

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