Climate Change is the greatest challenge of our time – affecting everything from geopolitics to economies to migration – but alongside the challenges come valuable opportunities to work together to transform our world and create a fairer and more just future for all. Navigating this complex web of choices and possibilities requires a truly global perspective, and Patricia Espinosa is perfectly placed to provide just this. Ambassador of Mexico to Germany since 2012, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (2006–2012) and Executive Secretary of the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, 2016–2022) she has been instrumental in efforts to make the Paris Agreement a reality and led crucial climate conversations at COP26 in Glasgow.
Ambassador Espinosa joins Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, for a fascinating conversation exploring Scottish, and global, efforts to face up to our climate emergency and guide us through the vital transition to a cleaner, fairer and sustainable future for everyone. With discussion of climate justice, the role of legislation, UN Sustainable Development Goals and how we mitigate the unfolding effects of a changing climate and more, this event will give fascinating insights into global politics and what the next steps on this critical journey need to be.