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Twitter chat with Christiana Figueres and Dominic Waughray on innovative climate finance - 27 May 2013
On 27 May, Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres hosted a live Twitter chat to discuss the role of innovative finance in responding to climate change. The live chat was linked to the call for applications for Momentum for Change: Financing for Climate-friendly Investment in partnership with the World Economic Forum. The chat was joined by Dominic Waughray, senior director of the WEF's Environmental Initiatives.

“Momentum for Change: Financing for Climate-friendly Investment” is designed to showcase “lighthouse activities” which represent innovative and successful financing mechanisms and approaches to curb greenhouse emissions or help people adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change.
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