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Sir David King joins efforts heading to key climate change summit COP20 in Lima

The Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change visited Lima on 13 January to support HMG’s work on climate change heading to this year’s COP20 in December.

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Sir David King

Sir David King, Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change visited Lima on 13 January to promote HMG’s work on climate change heading to this year’s COP20 in December. Sir David met with senior members of the Peruvian COP20 team and liaised with senior authorities and key stakeholders.

During his visit, Sir David discussed the challenges and opportunities of climate change and the importance and impact of legislation with five members of congress involved in the newly-established GLOBE chapter, including chapter president Congressman Daniel Abugattás and First Vice President of Peru Marisol Espinoza.

Over 100 representatives from the private sector attended a seminar hosted by the Lima Chamber of Commerce where Sir David highlighted the importance of the challenges and opportunities of climate change to the business community and encouraged them to engage, particularly in the run up to COP20. These themes were developed further with leaders of business associations including the mining and hydrocarbon societies.

The visit was also accompanied by high impact coverage in three of Peru’s leading media outlets. An op-ed in the leading daily broadsheet El Comercio was published the weekend before Sir David’s visit, while quotes from Sir David heavily influenced a feature piece in Somos magazine on climate change challenges; finally the visit ended with a live interview with RPP, Peru’s leading national radio news network.

Published 21 January 2014