COP 19: Christiana Figueres on coal and climate

Christiana Figueres , United Nations

From Warsaw: COP19 UN Climate Change Conference 2013 in November 2013

COP19 (15/11/2013) – Christiana Figueres, head of climate change at the UN, justifies her attendance at the Coal Association talks because she believes the fossil fuel industry could contribute a solution to climate change.

Businesses have capital, technology and knowledge to align themselves with a low carbon economy that governments are working towards, says Figueres.

Regarding loss and damage, she says they are an integral part of these discussions and Warsaw will be the place where a mechanism is established.