CATHERINE MCKENNA

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE, CANADA
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Catherine McKenna is the Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada, a position she has held since 2015 after being elected as the first female member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre. She helped negotiate the Paris Agreement and secured Canada’s first plan with provinces, territories and Indigenous peoples to address climate change and grow a clean economy. Previously, McKenna practiced competition and international trade law with leading firms in Canada and Indonesia, and was senior negotiator with the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission on the Timor Sea Treaty. She also served as Executive Director of the Banff Forum and taught at the Munk School of Global Affairs. McKenna is a graduate of the University of Toronto, the London School of Economics, and McGill Law School.

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