Jennifer Maclntyre steps down as Canada's Ambassador for climate change

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Jennifer Maclntyre steps down as Canada's Ambassador for climate change

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Dec 2017

Ottawa, Dec 6 (IBNS): Canadian Ambassador for climate change, Jennifer Maclntyre, has resigned after her husband's death.

Maclntyre tweeted to announce her stepping down as the ambassador. "It is with mixed emotions that I must step down as Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change."

"The opportunity to advance Canada’s international #ClimateChange #CleanGrowth agenda was an immense privilege. I am confident Canada's important #climate leadership will continue.," the tweet added.

Maclntyre was appointed as the ambassador by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in June.

She is presently in China with Prime Minister Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.

On Maclntyre's departure from China, MacKenna's statement was quoted by CTV News: "She was a very effective climate ambassador ... and we will be seeking a replacement for this position in due course."

The climate issue has been crucial for most of the nations including Canada. More than 190 countries have signed the Paris Accord with a concern for climate.

Both Canada and the US differ in the climate change.

The US has already announced their withdrawal from the Paris Climate and the process of coming out from it is underway.

On the other hand, Canada wants a new North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a reference to the global climate issues and make necessary steps to tackle them.

In the negotiations, Canada is working for a better environmental provisions.

Both Canada and the US are in favour of making an environment agreement in the new NAFTA instead of designing a separate deal.


(Reporting by Suman Das)

Jennifer Maclntyre steps down as Canada's Ambassador for climate change

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