Catherine McKenna named as one of 14 facilitators of Paris climate conference

By on December 6, 2015


Catherine McKenna (Photo from McKenna's official Facebook page)
Catherine McKenna (Photo from McKenna’s official Facebook page)

PARIS—Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has been named to a group of 14 international ministers who will serve as facilitators of the COP21 climate conference in Paris.

The group was created to assist French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, the conference’s president.

A spokesperson for McKenna said the minister would lead informal discussions with her international counterparts and negotiating teams to move forward certain parts of the text of the agreement.

The French government said each minister would be assigned a certain theme, although McKenna’s has not yet been announced.