Canada has named Patricia Fuller as the country’s new ambassador for climate change.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on Tuesday which was also World Environment Day.
“Climate change is a global challenge that requires a global solution,” Trudeau said in in news release.
“Everywhere, we are seeing the effects of climate change reminding us of the need to act now. Canada’s new Ambassador for Climate Change, Ms. Fuller, is here to lead Canada’s efforts and work in collaboration with the global community to tackle climate change and promote clean economic growth.”
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Canada’s climate change ambassador is named for a period of up to three years and advises both the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Foreign Affairs on climate issues.
Fuller was previously Canada’s ambassador to Uruguay (2004 to 2007) and Canada’s ambassador to Chile (2012 to 2015).
She’s also worked at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and Natural Resources Canada where she headed the Office of Energy Efficiency and contributed to the development of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, a national strategy published in 2016 to reduce emissions targets and plan for climate change adaptation.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Patricia Fuller as Canada’s new Ambassador for Climate Change,” said Catherine McKenna, Canada’s minister of environment and climate change, in the news release.
“Canada is proud to work with our international partners to advance climate solutions like phasing out coal, reducing risks from extreme weather and climate impacts, and supporting clean solutions and innovation. We’re all in this together, and international collaboration is essential to make sure we are leaving a healthy environment and a strong economy to our kids and grandkids.”
Canada will be hosting the G7 summit later this week in Charlevoix, Quebec. Climate change, oceans and clean energy are one of the theme’s of Canada’s G7 presidency.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca
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