Patricia Fuller was named Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change on June 5, 2018 for a term of three years.
The mandate for Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change includes:
providing advice on climate change considerations in Canada's international priorities;
leading bilateral engagements with partner countries on clean growth and climate change;
representing Canada in international cooperative initiatives related to climate change; and
promoting Canada's clean growth and climate change priorities.
Ms. Fuller holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Political Studies from Queen's University, and a Master of Science with distinction from the London School of Economics.
She served abroad as Ambassador of Canada to Uruguay from 2004 to 2007 and as Ambassador to Chile from 2012 to 2015. Previous international assignments also included Mexico and Guatemala.
In Ottawa, Ms. Fuller has specialized in trade and economic policy, as well as climate change and energy. At Canada’s foreign ministry, she served as Deputy Director for Trade Remedies (1997-1999), Director of the Softwood Lumber Division (2003-2004), Chief Economist (2007-2010), Director General of Planning and Reporting (2010-2012) and Director General of Economic Development (2017-2018).
She was seconded to Natural Resources Canada from 2015 to 2017, to head up the Office of Energy Efficiency. She also managed environment and climate change files earlier in her career while working at the Privy Council Office where she supported the Cabinet Committee on Economic and Regional Development Policy from 2000 to 2003.