Ambassador Selwin Hart
Selwin Hart is the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant Secretary-General for the Climate Action Team. In this role, he works to ensure enhanced levels of ambition on climate change, with a focus on Member State support, coalition-building, UN system engagement, and public mobilization necessary to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Mr. Hart was previously the Executive Director for the Caribbean region at the Inter-American Development Bank and Ambassador to the United States and the Organization of American States for Barbados. Throughout his career, Mr. Hart has served in several climate change leadership positions, including as a Climate Adviser for the Caribbean Development Bank, Chief Climate Change Negotiator for Barbados as well as the Coordinator and Lead Negotiator on Finance for the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS). He was a member of the Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund Board from 2009 to 2010 and was elected by the United Nations General Assembly to serve as Vice-Chairman of the 2nd Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (Economic and Financial) during its 60th Session.