Canada's chief climate negotiator promoted
Michael Martin, Canada's chief climate negotiator and ambassador for climate change has been promoted in a wave of changes in the senior ranks of public offices by the Prime Minister last week.
Martin is now Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office, effective April 6 in an announcement made on the government's website last Thursday.
No word has come through yet on who will replace Martin in the high-profile and often contentious role of chief climate negotiator. Martin and the Canadian team in Copenhagen and past UN conferences have received a lot of personal heat for Canada's lacklustre position on climate change.
It will be interesting who the PM chooses to replace Martin - it will certainly set the tone on the Conservative government's approach to climate change and its view on the relevance and effectiveness of the UN negotiations and process.