Trump Administration Not Returning Calls From the UN Climate Boss

Watts Up With That?


Guest essay by Eric Worrall

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa has complained in public that Rex Tillerson, President Trump’s Secretary of State, hasn’t responded to her request for a meeting.

UN Climate Chief’s Request to Meet Tillerson Goes Unanswered
by Joe Ryan
2 March 2017, 12:31 GMT+10 3 March 2017, 04:21 GMT+10

The top United Nations climate change official continues to wait for a response to her request to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over whether the U.S. will remain in the landmark Paris environmental accord.

Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, asked for a sitdown with Tillerson before leaving for a visit to the U.S. this week. In an interview Wednesday, she said she’d heard nothing from the State Department in return.

“I have not heard back. It is understandable at the beginning of an administration,’’ Espinosa said after…

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