Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Patricia Espinosa Cantellano is a Mexican politician and diplomat who is currently serving as the executive secretary of the UNFCCC.

Ms. Espinosa has been engaged as leader in the global challenge to address climate change and its consequences, notably as Chair of the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC leading to the adoption of the Cancun Agreements. She is a tireless supporter of multilateralism as a way to improve conditions for development in all regions of the world, understanding the inextricable link between the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Ms. Espinosa has postgraduate studies in International Law from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva and is holder of a Degree in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico.