The Dutch Ministry of Interior and Royal Relations has announced the appointment of Jaime de Bourbon de Parme as ‘Climate Envoy’. From the summer 2021, he shall be responsible for international climate diplomacy on behalf of the central government.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands joins other major countries in tackling climate change, and appointing erudite envoys to advise them on suitable policies on sustainability, and climate change.
US President Biden appointed erstwhile 68th Secretary of State John Kerry at the outset of his presidency. Already in November 2020, the UAE appointed Minister of State, Dr Sultan Al Jaber to an analogous position.
HRH Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme (b. 1972 in Nijmengen, The Netherlands) works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is currently on secondment at the UNHCR-Refugee Agency in Geneva; wherein he serves in the capacity of Senior Advisor Private Sector Partnerships. He has held various positions at home and abroad, such as Ambassador to the Holy See in Vatican City (2014-18) and Special Envoy for Natural Resources.
Jaime de Bourbon de Parme is a son of HRH Princess Irene of the Netherlands (alias Irene van Lippe-Biesterfeld) and the late Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla, Carlo Ugo. He pursued his tertiary studies at Brown University (Rhode Island, USA), and completed them with a Master in International Economics and Conflict Management at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (MA).
He speaks Dutch, English, French, Spanish and Italian.
For further information
World Economic Forum: https://cn.weforum.org/people/jaime-bourbon-parme