Climate change chief dossier: Christiana Figueres
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.
UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres is profiled in the Sept. 22, 2014 Christian Science MonitorWeekly magazine. Here are some distilled data points on the Costa Rican diplomat charged with guiding international agreements to halt global warming.
Education: Swarthmore, BS in anthropology; London School of Economics and Political Science, MS in anthropology
Languages: Spanish, English, German
Last books read: “My Samoan Chief,” by Fay G. Calkins; “Love Letter to the Earth,” by Thich Nhat Hanh
Average time on the road per month: 2 weeks
Where she considers home: “Wherever I am” (usually a hotel)
Personal car: Toyota Prius
Official car: Toyota Prius
Home utilities: 100 percent renewable energy (in a Bonn apartment building)
Green habit: recycles trash at home into four containers
Bike: Scott Sportster (hybrid city/mountain)
Last race run: Bonn (Germany) half marathon (2013), in 2 hours 38 minutes
Favorite food: Thai (preferably in Bangkok, and always vegetarian)
Most exotic food eaten in her travels: worms (in Cameroon), snake and caterpillars (in Costa Rica)