UNFCCC: Ibrahim Thiaw confirmed as interim UN climate chief

The UN confirmed this morning it has selected UN Convention to Combat Desertification chief Ibrahim Thiaw to temporarily head up the UN climate secretariat when Patricia Espinosa formally steps down from the role next month. In a letter to parties signed up to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) this morning, Espinosa confirmed … Read more

Reports: Alok Sharma in running for UN Climate Chief post

COP26 President Alok Sharma could replace Patricia Espinosa as the UN’s top climate change official, after reports emerged that the former Business Secretary had been approached to sound out his interest in applying for the high profile role. The Guardian reported yesterday that Sharma is understood to have been approached about whether he would be … Read more

Bonn Conference kicks off with plea for nations to deliver on Glasgow Climate Pact promises

Hundreds of Ministers and diplomats from around the world are gathering in Bonn, Germany, this week for the annual UN Climate Change Conference at the headquarters of the UN’s climate secretariat in a bid to “lay the groundwork” for this autumn’s COP27 Climate Summit in Egypt . Officially opening the talks yesterday, UN Climate Change … Read more