UN Climate Chief Pays Herself To ‘Offset’ CO2 Emissions – ‘I’ve offset all my emissions for myself and my family’
Christiana Figueres, the outgoing head of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, has put out a video asking people to buy UN carbon offsets to help fight global warming — it’s so easy, she says, she’s bought offsets for herself and her family. “I’ve offset all my emissions for myself and my family,” Figueres tweeted Thursday, linking to a video asking people to cut their carbon footprint and buy UN offsets. “You can do it, too! Let’s all go climate neutral now” But Figueres is using the very UN body she leads to offset her carbon dioxide emissions. In the video campaign, she asks people to visit climateneutralnow.org, a website run by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Figueres is the current executive secretary of the UNFCCC. Like Figueres, the UNFCCC website asks people to cut their own carbon footprint by riding bikes and buying local. But there are always those “unavoidable” CO2 emissions from all those pesky modern conveniences, like toilets and computers, which the UN says you should buy carbon offsets to reduce.