We were so honoured to award the Gold Medal for Human Rights to Christiana Figueres on 12 March in the Lord Mayor's Reception Room at the Sydney Town Hall. Christiana gave an impassioned speech about the need for urgent action
What a difference four years make.
December 12, 2019: Scott Morrison was having a so-so day. He had faced international criticism of the Government’s response to climate change. Bushfires were raging up and down the coast of NSW, and Sydney had
The leader of the Paris Climate Agreement talks says she is "deeply pained" by the attitude of the Australian Government to climate change in the wake of this summer's unprecedented bushfires. Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres became the United Nations' top
Christiana Figueres once credited the Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh with helping her shepherd 192 countries from blaming to collaborating, from paralysis to empowerment in the Paris Agreement.
Now Figueres and her strategic advisor, former Buddhist monk Tom Rivett-Carnac, have penned a book
The effects of climate change represent the single biggest threat to peace with justice.
The Sydney Peace Foundation has chosen to honor the leadership of Christiana Figueres with the presentation of the 2020 Gold Medal for Human Rights because of her