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Canada Names New Climate Change Ambassador

Career diplomat Jennifer McIntyre has been appointed as Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change.

A Prime Minister’s Office release says McIntyre “will work with international stakeholders to advance Canada’s clean growth and climate change priorities on the world stage, including the successful implementation of the Paris agreement.”

McIntyre, most recently acting director general of multilateral and bilateral affairs at Environment and Climate Change Canada, was named Canada’s Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein in 2013. Between 2011 and 2013, she was director of bilateral relations and operations in Foreign Affairs Canada’s Europe and Eurasia Bureau.

McIntyre will advise the federal ministers of environment and climate change, foreign affairs, international development, and international trade “on mainstreaming climate change considerations in Canada’s international priorities, and reinforcing Canada’s work with other countries on innovative climate solutions,” the PMO release states. “Building stronger international partnerships and global networks that support Canada’s clean technology sector are just two ways that Canada is taking a global leadership role on clean growth and climate change.”