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WASHINGTON (May 3, 2016)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon selected Ambassador Patricia Espinosa, a seasoned Mexican diplomat, as the new Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC. Espinosa most recently served as Mexico's ambassador to Germany and previously chaired the Cancun climate summit (COP16) while serving as Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs under former President Felipe Calderón.

WASHINGTON (APRIL 26, 2016)– The most significant gathering of sub-national and non-governmental leaders on global climate action this year will take place in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6. This event follows last week’s successful UN signing ceremony, where more than 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Climate Action 2016 summit will bring together 700 leaders from government, business, finance, academia, philanthropy and civil society to advance ambitious climate action across multiple sectors.

While the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), it’s in states’ own best interests to continue moving forward with compliance. New analysis finds Illinois can get 75 percent of the way to its CPP emissions-reduction target just through its existing clean energy policies and opportunities.

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