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Twitter chat and photo competition to celebrate 20th anniversary of UNFCCC on 21 March
On 21 March 2014, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres hosted a Twitter chat to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The chat looked back at the landmark achievements of the Convention and the many ways in which it has led the world towards a realization that acting to deal with climate change is both a necessity and the greatest opportunity of our time. The chat also looked ahead at what needs to be done as we approach 2015, the year in which a global climate change agreement is to be concluded in Paris, and as governments work to raise immediate ambition to curb emissions and to build greater resilience to climate change. Users could put questions to Christiana Figueres (@CFigueres) on Twitter, and provide their views, using the hashtag #FCCCresulted.

Users with great pictures they took at a UNFCCC conference (or related event) of a moment which personally touched and inspired them were asked to post them on Twitter with the hashtag #FCCCpic, with a short caption describing the event, date and location. The best image will be posted on the website, in the special anniversary section which  also includes videos, commentaries and infographics to mark the day. Front-runner images were retweeted from the @UN_climatetalks account and feature in a special Facebook anniversary album on the UNFCCC Facebook fan page.
About Christiana

Christiana Figueres served as the UN’s top climate change official from 2010 to 2016. 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.
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