President José María Figueres was president of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998. Under his presidency Costa Rica implemented a comprehensive national development strategy based on the tenants of sustainability. After leaving office, he led the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force and then the World Economic Forum as its CEO. Currently, he serves as CEO of Concordia 21 in Spain, dedicated to supporting organisations that promote development and democratic values around the world. He is also chairman of the Carbon War Room, working to implement entrepreneurial market-driven solutions that mitigate climate change.
President Jose María Figueres
"The threat we face from the proliferation of nuclear weapons is too grave to be ignored. It’s time to demand zero."