The top UN climate official said today that he will be resigning after nearly four years in the post.
Yvo de Boer's departure takes effect on July 1, just five months before 193 nations are due to reconvene in Mexico to try to reach an agreement on greenhouse emissions.
Nations failed to broker a deal at the climate change summit in Copenhagen in December.
Yvo de Boer said today that he will be resigning after nearly four years in the post
Mr de Boer said that he was announcing his departure now to allow a successor to be found well before the Mexico conference.
The former Dutch civil servant was appointed as executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2006.
He was widely credited with raising the profile of climate issues through his frequent press encounters and his backstage lobbying of wor
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