We are heading towards an increasingly low-carbon global economy, according to the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).
Speaking to CNBC on Monday, Christiana Figueres highlighted the importance of last year’s historic COP21 summit in Paris.
“I think the takeaway message (from Paris) is governments have done at least part of their job – a very, very important job – which is to give the incontrovertible signal of where we’re headed,” she said.
At COP21, 195 countries agreed to make sure global warming stayed below 2 degrees Celsius and pursue efforts to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
“We are headed towards a decarbonization of the global economy, no doubt about it,” Figueres added.