The government has appointed Sylvie Lemmet as the new Deputy Ambassador for the Environment, a few months away from crucial meetings for biodiversity.
The decision was announced Wednesday July 28 at the end of the Council of Ministers.
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A former student of the National School of Administration (ENA), Sylvie Lemmet was, until now, senior advisor to the Court of Auditors.
She replaces Yann Wehrling, whose mission ended in June, while his term initially ran until the end of 2021.
France will host in September in Marseille a major summit for environmental protection, the Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is held every four years. It is to be followed by the 15th conference of the UN Convention on Biological Biodiversity, COP15. It was due to take place in Kunming, China, in October 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic willed it otherwise. The meeting has been postponed for a year and could still be postponed until 2022, according to sources familiar with the matter.