CAN BUDDHISM HELP FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE? - At an idyllic retreat in California, the architect of the Paris Agreement argues that it can.
"I said: 'I'm suicidal. I have this responsibility. I can't do this. I have to do something,'" Figueres recalls...Her friend then turned Figueres onto the teachings of Thích Nhất Hạnh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk whose books have become popular in the West. "The teachings of Thích Nhất Hạnh saved my life," Figueres says, but, more importantly, "they were the guiding light" for her work on the Paris Agreement, helping her muster the strength, compassion, and focus she needed to do the job.