Nieuwe VN-klimaatchef: Patricia Espinosa

Nieuwe VN-klimaatchef: Patricia Espinosa

6 mei 2016 – De opvolger van de VN-klimaatchef, Christiana Figueres, is bekend: Patricia Espinosa, de oud-minister van Buitenlandse Zaken van Mexico. Zij zal een grote rol spelen in het bewaken van de uitvoering van het Klimaatakkoord van Parijs.

Uit een persbericht van de VN
‘(…) Ms Espinosa is replacing Christiana Figueres who is stepping down in July after a six-year term as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has nominated Espinosa as the new head of the UNFCCC and she will help to bolster the Paris Agreement on climate action to reduce greenhouse gases and prevent dangerous levels of global warming.
The Bonn-based UNFCCC said the appointment needs to be approved by an 11-member UN bureau, representing groups of governments worldwide led by French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Ségolène Royal.

57-year old Espinosa is currently Mexico’s ambassador to Germany, and presided over the UN climate negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010 when she was foreign minister. She has been credited with helping to get international climate negotiations back on track in Cancun after the failure of the 2009 summit in the Danish capital Copenhagen. (…)’


UNEP, 4 mei 2016: New UN climate chief announced
Foto: UN

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