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Rodolfo Lacy Appointed Special Envoy on Climate Matters to the United Nations

For the period 1 April 2022 to 31 July 2023, Dr Rodolfo Lacy is appointed to the new temporary position of OECD’s Director for Climate Action and Environment for Latin America and as Special Envoy on Climate Matters to the United Nations in New York.

Supported by a cross-directorate Taskforce, Rodolfo will be responsible to develop and implement a plan of action and engagement on climate and environment policy with countries across Latin America and representing the OECD on climate matters at the UN in New York.

Rodolfo will be able to rely on his extensive experience in policymaking in the field of environment and his experience as Mexico’s Chief Negotiator on Climate Change over many years.

Rodolfo holds a Doctorate Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico), a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico) and a certificate in Leadership on Environment and Sustainable Development from El Colegio de México.

Rodolfo is a Mexican national who served as Vice-Minister of Environmental Policy and Planning at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico (2012-2018), Chief negotiator of Climate Change (COP19-COP23), Co-chair of the Global Methane Initiative, Member of the High-Level Group of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6), and Board Member of the Climate Action Reserve in California, USA.

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