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Yvo de Boer (Executive Secretary U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC) b. 1954


Yvo de Boer Demographics:
  • Name - Yvo de Boer
  • Birth - June 12, 1954 (Vienna)
  • Age - 55 years (2009)
  • Nationality - Dutch
  • Marital - Married with 3 children.
  • Father - Dutch diplomat.
  • Occupation - Beaurocrat; Executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Yvo de Boer Facts:
  • He travelled the world extensively as the son of a diplomat.
  • Went to boarding school in the United Kingdom.
  • Obtained a technical degree in social work in the Netherlands.
  • He worked for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) earlier in his career.
Yvo de Boer UNFCCC Facts:
  • Led the international climate change negotiations over 4 years.
  • The high point of his tenure was the agreement in Bali (end of 2007) under which nations agreed to a deadline in December 2009 to produce a worldwide treaty on global warming.
  • Is resigning his post as of July 1 2010.
  • He expressed disappointment that the December (2009) climate change conference in Copenhagen had failed to produce an enforceable agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Mr de Boer will join the consulting group KPMG as global advisor on climate & sustainability in July 2010.
  • He will also work in academia following leaving the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Image of Yvo de Boer by Climate Change Media Partnership (cc)


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