|Part of Christiana Figueres's "sacred" job is to enjoy the sights and sounds of Davos.|
UN global warming boss Christiana Figueres has taken a high carbon footprint flight to the exclusive Swiss ski resort Davos, where she has declared that her job is "sacred":
The top climate official at the United Nations has described her role in pushing nations to contain the Earth's shifting climate as a "sacred" job.
"We are truly defining the quality of life for our children," Christiana Figueres, the U.N.'s executive secretary for climate, told USA TODAY on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "We have to do everything we can because there is no plan B because there is no planet B," she said.
"I fully intend my grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be able to live on this planet. This job is a sacred responsibility," Figueres said.
Figueres' comments to USA TODAY come as assembled leaders in the Swiss ski resort are being urged to invest more extensively in cleaner energy sources in order to obviate the most pernicious effects of climate change.
"Cumulatively we have already invested over a trillion dollars into renewable energies such as solar and wind but that is still far from where we need to get. We need to be investing a trillion every year," Figueres said.
It will be interesting to see, whether Figueres chooses to perform her tear act before she leaves this gathering of the business jet set. Maybe it will be part of her Grand Finale tomorrow?:
Ban and current UN climate chief Christiana Figueres will address delegates at Davos on Friday, designated as ‘climate day’ by the event’s organisers.