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UN climate change convention chief to quit

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-02-19

Yvo de Boer, the UN climate change convention chief, will resign as of July 1, to take on a private sector role, his office announced on Thursday.

AFP - Yvo de Boer, head of the UN's climate change convention, will resign as of July 1, his office announced on Thursday.
  
De Boer, who is executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, will join the consultancy group KPMG as global advisor on climate and sustainability and work with a number of universities, the UNFCCC secretariat said.
  
The announcement came nearly two months after the Copenhagen summit on climate change, widely seen as either a disappointment or a chaotic failure.
  
The UNFCCC, an offshoot of the 1992 Rio summit, gathers 194 nations in the search for combatting the causes of man-made climate change and easing its effects.
  
Its key achievement is the Kyoto Protocol, the only international treaty that requires curbs in heat-stoking greenhouse gases blamed for disrupting the climate system.

Date created : 2010-02-18

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