|Christiana Figueres and Greg Dalton|
Christiana Figueres was born in San José, Costa Rica. Her father, José Figueres Ferrer, was President of Costa Rica three times. José Figueres Ferrer was the leader of the 1948 Revolution and is considered the founder of modern democracy in Costa Rica. He abolished the army in 1948 and established a broad system of checks and balances that are at the root of Costa Rica’s stable development to this day. He was responsible for enabled women and illiterates to vote, nationalised banks, outlawed the Communist Party, guaranteed public education for all, gave citizenship to black immigrants' children, established civil service to eliminate the spoils system in government.
Christiana’s mother, Karen Olsen Beck, served as Costa Rican Ambassador to Israel in 1982 and was elected to the Legislative Assembly for the 1990–1994 period. The couple had four children. Christiana’s older brother José Figueres Olsen, was also President of Costa Rica (1994–1998), and is credited with having initiated the country onto a path of sustainable development which continues to this day.
Source: Climate One, Global Meltdown: Christiana Figueres
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