Britain has planned to appoint an international envoy on climate. He will be in charge of building new international partnerships for tackling climate change, BBC reported. This charge will be allotted to John Ashton — a career diplomat and government advisor.
Mr. Ashton will also be responsible for building relationships not only between governments and businesses, but also between philosophies, which are radically divergent on ways to tackle climate change that are human-induced.
Friends of the Earth welcomed the move. Tony Juniper, director of Friends of the Earth (FoE) UK told the BBC News website,
One of the areas where climate change needs to be prioritized by the British government is in the diplomatic service, and we do need someone who can help Britain maximize its leverage in countries across the world.
He further said,
We welcome John Ashton in this role – he is a proven advocate with a track record in helping to move the global community forward on climate change, notably in terms of persuading Russia to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.
Mr Ashton’s appointment will be announced in Parliament formally on Thursday.
Via: BBC News