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The Global Effort to Combat and Mitigate Climate Change: A Conversation with Patricia Espinosa

September 23, 2020
9:30am - 10:45am
Organizer Perry World House

Join us for a conversation about the global effort to combat and mitigate climate change between Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and Lisa Friedman, climate reporter for The New York Times.


Patricia Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Patricia 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 over 30 years of experience at highest levels in international relations. As Chair of the Third Committee of the UNGA (1996), she played a key role in the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. She has also served as Ambassador of Mexico to Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the UN in Vienna (2002-2006); Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs (1989-1991); and was responsible for economic issues at the Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva (1982-1988).


Lisa Friedman

Climate Desk Reporter The New York Times

Lisa Friedman is a reporter on the climate desk, focusing on climate and environmental policy in Washington. She has covered nine international climate talks and chased climate-related stories from the bottom of a Chinese coal mine to the top of snow-capped Himalaya Mountains. She previously worked for Climatewire where she led a team of 12 reporters focused on the business and politics of the changing climate. Before Climatewire, she was the Washington bureau chief for The Oakland Tribune and later The Los Angeles Daily News.