Tom Rivett-Carnac is a leader in the fields of international diplomacy, energy policy, and climate change. From 2013 to 2016 Tom was Senior Strategy Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres.
He was responsible for political strategy to build a new type of collaborative diplomacy that broke the political deadlock on climate policy and finance through new partnerships and approaches. Leading a strategy team inside the Office of the Executive Secretary, he held this position up to and during the successful negotiations in Lima (COP 20) and Paris (COP 21), which resulted in the unanimous signing of the Paris Agreement.
Together with Christiana Figueres, he is a Founding Partner at Global Optimism, a purpose driven enterprise focused on social and environmental change and co-host of the podcast, Outrage and Optimism. 'The Future We Choose' is their first co-authored book.