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).
- 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.
- 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)
Posted by ALCHEssMIST.
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