The UN's Patricia Espinosa Discusses Climate Change at Georgetown

February 28, 2017

Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, joined the Center's Vicki Arroyo and other experts in a discussion about climate change on Feb. 28 at Georgetown University.

Espinosa said recent climate change statements from U.S. leaders have not provoked other countries to scale back their commitments. She indicated she was in D.C. to show that the United States is valued as a partner with the international community.

A panel discussion, which also included Lorena Aguilar, global senior gender advisor for the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Dr. Joanna Lewis, an associate professor in the Science, Technology and International Affairs program, was moderated by Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center.

This event was part of the SFS Centennial Event Series on the environment. As the School of Foreign Service approaches the one-hundredth anniversary of its founding in 2019, it is curating a year-long event series that convenes thinking and reflection on vital issues across the school, the university, and the community.