Reuters/Henry Romero - Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres (L) speaks next to Mexico's Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa during a news conference at the Moon Palace, where climate talks are taking place, in Cancun December 6, 2010.

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A crucial handoff between United Nations climate chiefs

May 19, 2016, Guy Edwards and Timmons Roberts

Timmons Roberts and Guy Edwards write that the new United Nations climate chief—Patricia Espinosa—can lead the wave of growing global action on climate change while attempting to face down those working against the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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