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Christiana Figueres chats about addressing climate change while improving the lives of the urban poor – 21 May 2013, 14:00 GMT

Momentum for Change: Urban Poor
Although urban centers are often ill-prepared to meet the basic needs of rapidly expanding populations, the urban poor are incredibly resourceful populations with their own networks and the proven capacity to save and invest in the betterment of their communities. Climate change creates a stimulus for adaptation and mitigation action to improve and transform some of the most vulnerable urban communities today. Momentum for Change: Urban Poor celebrates activities that address climate change and improve livelihoods and living conditions in urban areas of developing countries. Join a chat with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and ICLEI's Yunus Arkan on the issue.

Twitter chat with Christiana Figueres 21 May 2013, 14:00 GMT
How it works:
To participate, all you need is a Twitter account. Follow the hashtag #M4C (standing for "Momentum for Change") to keep track of the conversation. Use the same hashtag in your posts if you would like to join the conversation. If you want to ask Christiana Figueres a question, you can address the question to @CFigueres. Be sure to follow the @CFigueres and @Yunus_Bonn accounts to see all the questions from other users and the answers to those questions.

About Christiana Figueres
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres is the UN’s top climate change official. She has been involved in climate change negotiations since 1995, as a member of the Costa Rican negotiating team and serving on a number of boards and committees. Throughout her career, she has worked hard to promote sustainable development, for example heading up think-tanks and founding a renewable energy institute for Latin Amercia. Christiana Figueres was born in San José, Costa Rica in 1956 and is married with two daughters. Full bio