Former Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa has been nominated to be the new U.N. climate chief, set to bolster the 2015 Paris Agreement to shift the world economy from fossil fuels, officials said on Tuesday. Espinosa was President at COP16, U.N. climate negotiations in Cancun, Mexico.
The 2010 ‘Cancun Agreements’ were some of the first to recognize women and gender equality as integral to effective actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change- additionally, Mexico is one of the most vocal champions in the international climate space for the importance of respecting and fulfilling human rights and gender equality. Look back at WEDO’s assessment of the COP16 climate talks. #UNFCCC