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Patricia Espinosa addresses the Press Briefing (Embargoed until 30 May, 3pm EDT) on the Report of the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.


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    · Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning and ex officio member of the High-level Panel;  Betty Maina, Kenya; Patricia Espinosa, Mexico; Mr. John Podesta, High-level Panel member. 0

Mexican diplomat to head UN climate body

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Patricia Espinosa Cantalleno of Mexico as executive secretary of the UN’s top climate body. Ms. Espinosa Cantellano succeeds Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica. Patricia Espinosa Cantalleno has...

Climate change is pushing Fulani herdsmen into southern Nigeria, leading to deadly disputes with local farmers. (Image credit: Jeremy Weate, flickr/Creative Commons) 0

Climate change is destabilising Nigeria

Climate change is gradually forcing nomadic Fulani shepherds further into southern Nigeria as they search for new pastures. Deadly clashes with local farmers are destabilising the country. Anne Gonschorek reports from Cape Town. It...

Cairo is already suffering from poor air pollution caused by burning coal. Now the Egyptian government is planning to build even more coal-fired power plants. (Image credit: Ville Miettinen, flickr/Creative Commons) 0

Campaign against coal in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are planning to build a new coal-fired power plant to improve the country’s energy supply. Environmentalists are campaigning against this. The country’s cement industry depends on coal. And European countries are more...