In this interview, Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, shares her perspective on the United States’ pull-out of the Paris Agreement, the economic opportunity of decarbonization, and China’s clean energy leadership. Despite President Trump’s mistaken message on clean energy job creation and unwillingness to work with the international community, Figueres illustrates how initiatives ranging from renewable energies to carbon markets in countries like China are creating millions of jobs, cleaner air, and competitive economies. Photo credit: Quartz