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Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Patricia Espinosa was appointed by the then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2016. Espinosa has more than 30 years of experience at the highest levels in international relations, specialising in climate change, global governance, sustainable development and protection of human rights. Prior to her UN appointment, she served as Ambassador of Mexico to Germany and as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.