In 1995, he became Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Development in the Americas, a non-profit organization committed to promoting Latin American countries` participation in the Climate Convention.   She worked there for eight years as a director.  During her tenure as Executive Secretary, she led the organization by the United Nations climate secretariat of six consecutive annual global negotiating meetings, culminating in December 2015 with the historic Paris Agreement.   Their commitment and close collaboration with the annual rotating presidencies (Mexico, South Africa, Qatar, Poland, Peru and France) provided the necessary framework and continuity that allowed each annual negotiation to gradually create a solid foundation for common purposes. In 2008 and 2009, Figueres worked with private sector companies that have adapted to climate-friendly goals. Figueres was a senior advisor at C-Quest Capital, a carbon finance company focused on programmatic investments in CDM.  She was the senior climate change advisor for ENDESA Latinoamérica, Latin America`s largest private company with subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru. She also served as Vice Chair of the Ratings Committee of the Carbon Rating Agency, the first company to apply rating expertise to CO2 facilities.  Stakeholders then developed a long-term vision (by 2030) and recommendations for transformation into a low-carbon sector. This approach was developed by the CGIAR research program on climate change, agriculture and food security and the University of Oxford and is being implemented in Latin America by the University of International Cooperation. Work on this global regulatory framework was launched at COP18 in Doha in November 2012 at the same time as the adoption of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol under the Doha Amendment.  At COP19 in Warsaw in 2013, governments continued their work on the global framework, but also adopted a set of rules to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as a mechanism to combat losses and damage caused by the long-term effects of climate change. Governments in Lima at the end of 2014 defined the essential elements of the forthness of the forthness of the forthness and agreed on the ground rules for submitting national contributions in preparation for the 2015 negotiations.
 In February 2018, Costa Rica`s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and the Ministry of Environment and Energy signed an agreement to promote the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural and livestock sectors. Agreements are being developed in the energy and transport sectors. Karen Christiana Figueres Olsen (August 7, 1956 in Costa Rica) is a diplomat from Costa Rica. In July 2010, she was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  six months after the failure of COP15 in Copenhagen.  Over the next six years, it began to rebuild the global negotiation process on climate change, which led to the 2015 Paris Agreement, widely recognized as a historic achievement.  Christiana Figueres was a negotiator for the United Nations Convention on Climate Change from 1995 to 2010.  In 1997, it presented a critical international strategy for supporting and approving the Kyoto Protocol and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in developing countries. From 2007 to 2009, she was Vice-President of the Office of the Convention on Climate Change and represented Latin America and the Caribbean.