Tom Rivett-Carnac was a senior political strategist at the UN working with Christiana Figueres- the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) 2010-2016, the public face of the most pivotal climate agreement in history, the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015. Together with Christiana he is co-author of The Future We Choose - the book about climate crisis we need right now: timely and vitally optimistic, it is a passionate and accessible manifesto written by two experts who defied the odds and provided hope for a generation. Tom and Christiana are also co-founders of Global Optimism, an organisation focused on bringing about environmental and social change. They work closely with key campaigners on climate, among them Greta Thunberg, Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall and David Attenborough.
Photo credit Henry Dallal.
The Earth Convention - Time for a Reset?
For the opening event of The Earth Convention series from 5x15 and Rathbones we look at whether the COVID-19 crisis could be a defining moment in the fight against climate change.