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Women Saving the Planet: Patricia Espinosa of Mexico

The executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change recalls COP16.
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As Told to Eric J. Lyman

Patricia Espinosa is the executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Patricia Espinosa is the executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

"COP16 [in Cancun] changed my life. Of course I was aware of climate change problems before then, but my depth of knowledge increased so much that I realized we could not ignore the problems. It needed to be a priority."

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