UN Climate Official Resigns To Take Consulting Job

Law360, New York (February 19, 2010, 1:34 PM EST) -- Yvo de Boer, the United Nations' top climate official, has announced that he will step down later this year, further dampening hopes that the recent climate talks in Copenhagen will lead to an effective global accord.

De Boer, who has served as executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change since 2006, said Thursday that he would resign on July 1 to join the consulting firm KPMG.

“Working with my colleagues at the UNFCCC Secretariat in support of the climate change negotiations has been...
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