Mary Robinson of Ireland has been appointed as the Special Envoy for Climate Change by the Secretary General of the United Nations. The appointment was made prior to the 2014 Climate Summit hosted by the Secretary General in New York on 23 September 2014.
Mrs. Robinson is renowned for her work on climate justice. She was previously the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, President of Ireland, and the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights. Her extensive experience will aid her in mobilizing Governments and Heads of state in preparation for the Climate Summit. Read the press release here.