Christiana Figueres to run for UN secretary general

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Christiana Figureres does not deny the possibility of running for the positionof UN secretary general after her term at the UN climate body finishes in July. Dr Thomas Hale of the Blavatnik School comments.

Thomas Hale, global public policy expert at Oxford University, said Figueres had avoided controversy in these areas so far, but if pressed for iron clad guarantees might have difficulty. “For a long time, the UN has been hobbled by a selection process that is based on the lowest common denominator,” he told Climate Home. “So it is inspiring for candidates that are known for something other than that to put their names forward. I hope she will succeed.”