Christiana Figueres Steps Down, Patricia Espinosa Steps Up

Patricia Espinosa of Mexico, nominated by U.N. head Ban Ki-moon, has been formally confirmed as the new Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC),  at the first meetings since the Paris Agreement, in  Bonn, Germany May 18 and 19   . See:  her first interview, with Reuters, on May 19  – in which she is asked about Donald  Trump’s statement on the Paris Agreement; or “Patricia Espinosa: Who is the UN’s incoming Climate Chief”, including a copy of her CV from Climate Home (May 5) ;  or  “A crucial handoff between UN Climate Chiefs ” from the Brookings Institute .


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