Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Simon Stiell from Grenada becomes the new UN climate chief – Science-Environment News – Report by AFR

Grenada’s former Environment Minister Simon Stiell was named the new UN climate chief on Monday, replacing Mexico’s Patricia Espinosa, the UN Secretary-General’s office said.

The appointment of the longtime climate advocate was approved by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), under which all climate negotiations are conducted, including the Paris Agreement.

Stiell will take office shortly, said a spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, hinting that he will take office at the next UN climate change conference COP27 in Egypt in November.

A member of the Grenada government from 2013 to June, Stiell has been Minister for Environment and Climate Resilience for the past five years and has been adamant in calling for more progress on the fight against global warming during COP summits.

Guterres’ office called Stiell, who trained as an engineer, a “true advocate for articulating creative approaches for our collective global response to the climate crisis” and said he brings unique skills that he has honed over a 30-year career .

He will replace Espinosa, who served two terms as head of the UNFCCC from 2016 to July.

Until Stiell takes up the post, the Mauritanian Ibrahim Thiaw will remain interim chief of the UN climate protection in addition to his duties as head of the UN agency to combat desertification.

#Simon #Stiell #Grenada #climate #chief

You May Also Like

Health News

The cosmetic and facial plastic surgery practice is hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for its new Chattanooga state-of-the-art location.

Current News

“NEXT by TRT World Forum” Brought Together Globally Known Young Professionals

Current News

Merchants can now use the free get4it Competitive Analysis Tool to see the overall health of their store and inventory.


Everything You've Ever Learned About Marketing And Advertising Is Wrong. Everything You've Ever Heard, Everything You've Ever Tried, And Everything You've Ever Done Is...