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Climate change: from challenge to opportunity


In conversation with Patricia Espinosa, hosted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.Following its adoption in 2015, the Paris Climate Change Agreement entered into force with unprecedented speed last November, setting clear goals that will
direct climate action as we move forward.

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will outline how momentum on climate action continues to increase, while pointing to the key challenges, risks, opportunities and solutions over the next 20 years.

Ms. Espinosa will be joined by Prof. Lord Stern of Brentford (Grantham Research Institute) and Prof. Sam Fankhauser (Grantham Research Institute).

Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Ms. Espinosa is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Ambassador of Mexico to Germany since 2012 and from 2001 to 2002, Ms. Espinosa was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, bringing more than 30 years of experience at the highest levels in international relations, specialized in climate change, global governance, sustainable development, gender equality and protection of human rights. Elected Chair of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly (1996) she played a key role in the process leading to the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 4th World Conference on Women. Previous Ambassador of Mexico to Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and UN Organisations in Vienna (2002‐2006), she was Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1989‐1991) and responsible for economic issues at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN in Geneva (1982‐1988). She has postgraduate studies in International Law from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva and is holder of a Degree in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico.

This event is free and open to all and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis with no need to pre-register. A live stream of the event will be available here.

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