Patricia Espinosa nominated as new UN climate chief

The UN's favourite for new head of climate has a long history in diplomacy and climate negotiations and if confirmed will need to use all her skills to ensure an effective Paris Agreement is implemented quickly

Patricia Espinosa has already played a major role in UNFCCC negotiations, most notably as president of the Cancún COP in 2010. Photograph: CTBTO/123RFMexico’s ambassador to Germany has been selected as favourite for the new executive secretary of the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC), charged with implementing the historic Paris Agreement on climate change by 2020.  

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