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Fernando C. Silveira

Fernando Castellanos Silveira

Liaison Officer, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

  • Master of Advanced International Studies, University of Vienna/Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
  • Sc. Industrial and Systems Engineering

Fernando Castellanos Silveira has over 10 years of experience in sustainability. He currently leads the engagement of Member States of the United Nations and other stakeholders in climate change issues as part of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

The Climate Summit 2014 as a significant milestone on the way towards a universal climate agreement that the world must reach in Paris at the end of 2015.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

New York and globally.

 IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

The Climate Summit 2014 generated unprecedented levels of global engagement on climate action beyond the United Nations, engaging leaders from Governments, business, finance and civil society.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

“Action is the foundational key to all success” – Picasso