Patricia Espinosa confirmed as new head of UN climate convention

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Patricia Espinosa confirmed as new head of UN climate convention

Appointment of Mexican diplomat to replace outgoing climate chief Christiana Figueres has been officially approved by the Bureau of the UNFCCC

Mexican diplomat Patricia Espinosa has been confirmed as the new Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, the UN confirmed yesterday. Espinosa, the current Mexican ambassador to Germany, will replace outgoing...

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