Germany’s Foreign Minister introduced former Greenpeace director Jennifer Morgan as her UN special representative for climate protection on Wednesday, as part of a promise to place the global warming fight “at the top” of the diplomatic agenda.

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens / European Green party) presented Morgan as “the face of Germany’s international climate policy”

‘I feel honoured by the trust you put in me and I take on this important role with pleasure and determination. We are at a crossroads,’ said Morgan expressed, in fluent English.

Morgan said she wants to utilise her many years of experience on the environmental movement and in think tanks “to support and further the goals of Germany and the EU worldwide.”

Morgan, who will formally take the role on March 1, said her first overseas visit will be to Brussels followed by a visit to Paris.

Morgan’s takes up her new role March 1, having given up her position at Greenpeace.

Baerbock said Germany would seek to ensure that developing countries undertake a concerted effort to turn themselves into ‘zero-carbon economies’ and Berlin would push for technology transfers out of rich to poor countries to lift millions out of poverty.

The German stopgap coalition – a nod to the three colors of the political party – is pursuing an ambitious climate-change agenda that is being implemented in the G7 countries on the same day that Germany holds its presidency this year.


Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning network. The network comprises 26 independent national/regional organisations in over 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, (wikipedia)

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