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  • UN Appoints Mexican Diplomat as New Climate Chief

  • The 57-year-old Espinosa is Mexico's ambassador to Germany so she won't have to move far

Ban Ki-moon, secretario general de la ONU, habla durante una escala del fuego olímpico en la sede de las Naciones Unidas en Europa, en Ginebra, Suiza, el viernes 29 de abril de 2016. Ban Ki-moon nombró al ex ministro noruego del ambiente y desarrollo Erik Solheim para jefe de la agencia ambiental de las Naciones Unidas y anunció su plan de nombrar a la embajadora mexicana Patricia Espinosa Cantellano para el máximo puesto en el combate al calentamiento global, según se anunció el martes 3 de mayo de 2016. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone vía AP), photo: Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone, via AP

19 of May 2016 08:49:42

STOCKHOLM — The United Nations has appointed a Mexican diplomat as the top U.N. official leading the fight against global warming.Patricia Espinosa said in a statement Thursday that she is "grateful and honored" to be named executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.[caption id="attachment_18223" align="alignright" width="300"]Patricia Espinosa, Mexico's ambassador to Germany, seen in this February 22 file photo, in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo: Notimex/Javier Moya Patricia Espinosa, Mexico's ambassador to Germany, seen in this February 22 file photo, in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo: Notimex/Javier Moya[/caption]The appointment was announced by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.The 57-year-old Espinosa is Mexico's ambassador to Germany so she won't have to move far — the U.N.'s climate secretariat is in Bonn, the former capital of West Germany.She will succeed Costa Rican Christiana Figueres who is stepping down in July after six years as the U.N.'s climate boss.Espinosa's main task will be to ensure that countries implement a landmark agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, reached in Paris in December.



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