Saturday, February 20, 2010

Two months after meet, UN climate chief resigns

Paris: The head of the UN’s climate convention said on Thursday that he is resigning, in a surprise announcement, two months after the fiercely contested Copenhagen summit on tackling global warming.
Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, will resign as of July 1, the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn, Germany, said. He will join the consultancy group KPMG as global advisor on climate and sustainability.

UNFCCC: is an international environmental treaty produced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992. The objective of the treaty is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Cancún, Mexico, from 29 November 2010 to 10 December 2010. The conference is officially referred to as the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)


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