UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres is a long distance runner and constant traveler who calls wherever she is "home." Here is a thumbnail profile.
How UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres became a fierce crusader to lower Earth's thermostat. A visceral connection to the planet – from the now-extinct golden toads of her childhood in the Costa Rican jungle to shrinking glaciers – moves her to tears.
A staff member puts contact gel on the cap of a competitor during a Brain-Computer Interface controlled robot contest at the World Robot Conference in Beijing on Aug. 17.
Previous agreements to restrict greenhouse-gas emissions, including Kyoto, have largely failed. To curb global warming, negotiators are hoping countries will design and enforce their own cuts.
'We're committed to getting this done,' the White House's John Podesta said Friday of a new EPA proposal to limit carbon emissions from power plants. A business report showing a hit to the US economy contained 'fantasy job loss numbers,' he said.